In May 2020, Riverton City began an effort to install secondary water (non-potable water for outdoor needs) meters on all properties within the city boundaries. Though some properties have meters, there remains approximately 10,000 properties without meters.
The remaining 10,000 meters are being installed over a 3-year period. Each year, approximately 1/3 of the meters will be installed
2020 | West Riverton
2021 | Central Riverton
2022 | East Riverton
In 2020, crews will install meters at approximately 3500 properties in the west section of the city. This work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is anticipated that this phase will finish in Fall 2020.
For residents receiving a meter this year:
- Residents will be notified 48-hours in advance of the meter installation.
- Meter installations at each property will take approximately one week to complete.
- Meters will be installed inside a protective meter box, typically in the park strip.
- Within a few weeks of the meter being installed, the contractor will restore the area and landscaping to its original state.
- Typically, secondary water service should only be shut-off and affected for a 48-hour to 72-hour period to allow crews time to install the meter.
- To help ensure your landscaping remains watered, please consider watering prior to the meter being installed.
Parents: In the interest of safety, please keep children away from any area of construction and keep a safe distance from construction equipment.
Why is Riverton installing secondary water meters now?
The answer is simple, Riverton is working toward meeting a 2019 legislative mandate and wants to put less strain on the current water system through water conservation efforts.
To learn more about the legislative mandate and the need to conserve water to prolong the life of the system, click on the button below.
Questions & Comments
If you have questions or comments, or would like to sign up for updates, please contact the project information team.