Many residential connections use secondary water for outside irrigation. When connections aren’t metered, it is difficult to track and conserve secondary water.
Passed in 2022, Utah Code 73-10-34 (HB242) requires that secondary water suppliers that have a pressurized secondary system install meters on all end user connections, with some exceptions. Meters must be installed by January 1, 2030.
In addition, Utah Code 73-10-34 appropriated $250 million in ARPA grants for the purchase and installation of secondary water meters. The Board of Water Resources was tasked with distributing these funds.
The final application period closed on February 21, 2023. All $250 million are expected to be committed in upcoming board meetings. At this time, there are no secondary metering grant funds available. However, the Board of Water Resources can provide loan funding to install meters that would be repaid at 1% interest over 15 years.
The requirements regarding secondary meter installation are only applicable to secondary water suppliers, NOT residential consumers.
Q: Do we have to install secondary meters?
A: If your entity provides secondary water through a pressurized system to end users, your entity is required to install meters on each of those connections by January 1, 2030.
Secondary water is not water used on land assessed under Title 59, Chapter 2, Part 5, Farmland Assessment Act.
Q: What’s the process to get grant funds and when will they be available?
A: ARPA Grant funds are no longer available. If additional grant funds become available, this webpage will be updated. You can sign up for email updates here.
Q: Is there a list of approved/recommended meters?
A: We do not recommend any particular meter(s). See the "Secondary Meter Provider" tab for a list of known meter providers/manufacturers.
Secondary Meter Providers
The below list is for informational purposes only. The Utah Division of Water Resources does not endorse or make any guarantees on behalf of any specific provider. If you are a provider who has not yet been listed below, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
Core & Main
Great Plains Industries
5252 E 36th St. North
Wichita, KS 67220
Next Meters, LLC
Innovative Utility Solutions
Meter Technology Werks
330 Perry Highway
Harmony, PA 16037
Other Grants or Rebates
Although there are no more secondary metering grant funds available, you may find the below information regarding residential programs helpful. If there are additional programs you are aware of that we have not yet included, please send information to email@example.com.
If you have questions or need further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.