Accelerating the Implementation of Secondary Water Metering in Utah

Utah is one of the fastest-growing states in the US, and among the most arid. Water conservation has been identified by the state and many local communities as a key strategy for managing water supplies under these conditions. Metering of secondary water delivered to municipal customers stands out as a very promising, and largely untapped, conservation measure. This position paper presents three recommended pathways for accelerating secondary water metering in Utah, to achieve water savings. The recommendations were developed in a one-day workshop by a group of lead users in the fields of secondary metering, finance and communications.

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