Secondary water meters to be installed

Feb 26 2011 - 10:50pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Weber Basin Water Conservancy District will begin installing secondary water meters at homes south of Ridgeline Drive in May, but homeowners will not pay based on usage yet.

Darren Hess, engineering manager for Weber Basin Water District, said the meters are just educational at this point.

They will be funded by a WaterSMART grant, and Washington Terrace and South Ogden will be the first cities to receive the meters because they lie along the Weber aqueduct, which already has a master meter.

Weber Basin will start with 280 homes in Washington Terrace. Other homes throughout the county will be metered as grants and other funds become available.

Hess said secondary water is now paid for once a year through property tax notices. Secondary water may eventually be metered and billed like culinary water, but that is not likely to happen for 10 years or more, Hess said.

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