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Public Hearing for Proposed Rate Adjustment

WaterPro is in the process of requesting an adjustment to its culinary rates. As of the 31st of October, WaterPro and the Utah Division of Public Utilities have entered into a settlement agreement. The Public Service Commission will conduct a public witness hearing on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Please review the document for instructions on how to participate in the public witness hearing portion of the meeting. The adjustment, if approved, would take effect on January 1, 2024. Please review the table to see the proposed adjustments.

How rates are set

Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

Barring new information from the Utah Lake Board of Canals regarding water shut-off, WaterPro plans to drain the pressurized irrigation system on October 15th. To winterize your system, turn off your stop and waste, which is the valve that controls the water supply to your sprinklers. Even if your system has built-in drains, using an air compressor is recommended to blow the remaining water out of the pipes. Completely removing water will help prevent damage to pipes. Broken pipes can lead to flooding once water is put into the system next spring. If your system uses culinary water and includes a backflow assembly, it is critical to winterize the backflow assembly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you do not have the time, equipment, or expertise to drain and winterize your sprinkler system, call a qualified landscaper to help.

Keeping an Eye on Your Water

WaterPro aims to upgrade customers’ culinary and pressurized irrigation services to smart meters by 2026. Smart meter technology can provide our customers with helpful information. Once a service has been upgraded, customers can create an account at eyeonwater.com or the eyeonwater app. Creating an account will allow customers to view water usage in a bar graph chart, so they will know when and how much water is used.

Get Some Green for Your Green

Editor’s note- The following message was given by Draper Mayor Troy Walker  in the July/August issue of the Draper Forward city newsletter regarding recent changes to landscaping requirements for water-wise landscaping rebates.

 

Draper City recently took an additional step in long-term planning for water conservation as the city council adopted changes to our landscaping requirements to make them more water-wise, including the adoption of Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District’s (JVWCD) standards for efficiency. The City’s application of these new requirements and standards will be mainly focused on new development but with these changes come additional benefits for current residents and businesses who want to make the change to more water-efficient landscaping.