Jordan Valley Water will switch to a tiered water rate structure beginning July 1, 2018. Under this system, water rates will increase based on the volume of water used.
A public hearing will be held in the Jordan Valley Water administration building on May 9th at 6 pm to discuss this change.
About The New Water Rates
What are tiered rates?
A tiered rate structure means you pay more for water as your use increases. Jordan Valley Water's new rate structure will have three tiers, or use levels.
Why is JVWCD changing its rate structure?
In the 2016 General Session, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 28, which requires all retail drinking water providers to establish a tiered rate structure. To comply with this new law, Jordan Valley Water will be adopting a tiered rate structure. Tiered rates are designed to encourage water conservation.
When will this change take place?
The new rate is expected to go into effect July 1.
How were the rates determined?
Jordan Valley Water worked with a consultant to establish its tier rate structure. The new rates were designed to be revenue neutral, meaning Jordan Valley Water will not make a profit from its new tiered rates.
What does this mean for me?
It depends on how much water you use each month. While this structure won't increase Jordan Valley Water's revenue, those who use water inefficiently will pay more than those who are conservative in their water use.
What if I have more questions?
If you would like to talk to someone about this change, please call our customer service team at 801-565-4300.