Lindon City has a secondary water system also known as pressurized irrigation (PI), which provides irrigation water to most of the residential areas of the city. The system was installed in about 1993 and consists of a series of water storage ponds, tanks, pipes, pumps and canals. Water is supplied by North Union Irrigation Company, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD), and other smaller irrigation companies to Lindon reservoirs during the summer months. This water is screened, but not filtered, and as such is not suitable as drinking water. It is only meant to be used for outdoor watering such as landscape and lawns. Water is available through this system from approximately the end of April to mid-October. The service is billed year-round through a monthly base rate.
Why are meters being installed on secondary water connections?
Lindon City and the State of Utah realize that our water sources are limited and must be conserved. Metering of water usage has proven effective in reducing water use and helping to conserve this limited resource. Since 2016, some areas of Lindon west of Geneva Road have had secondary water meters installed when a new secondary water residential connection was constructed. Starting in April 2019, the State of Utah required ALL new secondary water connections to have meters installed to monitor the secondary water usage. In more recent State legislation, due to significant drought and limited water supplies, the State required all secondary water providers (such as Lindon City) to install meters on all existing secondary water connections or face potential penalties. The State provided grant opportunities for secondary water providers to off-set costs of this significant effort. Lindon City intends to comply with this mandate and supports water conservation efforts. It is expected that the installation of secondary water meters will reduce water consumption by up to 20%.
How much will this project cost?
This project consists of installing 2,616 new secondary water meters at an estimated cost of $3,204,000. To cover this cost, Lindon City has obtained grants in the amounts of $1,963,000 from the State of Utah Division of Water Resources and $400,000 from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. In addition to the grants the City is also including previously saved matching dollars in the amount of $841,000. Some additional expenses related to design and engineering of the project are being paid from water fund reserves. Bottom line: Residents who have an existing secondary water connection and do not have a secondary meter will not be charged for installation of the new meters.
Please do the following to help with this project:
NOTE: Grass/sod removed around the PI box will NOT be replaced until SUMMER 2023 when PI water is turned on and sod is available.
For questions during construction contact:
Hydro Vac Excavation LLC