Salem City has installed pressurized irrigation (PI) water meters on all customer
connections at the beginning of 2023 to comply with State of Utah mandates,
encourage water conservation, preserve a reliable water supply, and increase equity in billing.
A tiered rate structure based on usage will allow the City to more equitably distribute system costs among users based on actual water use. A 3% increase will be applied to the base rates of all customers. The intent of this rate structure is to more equitably distribute costs among users and discourage wasteful use.
Salem City has created an irrigation calculator to help customers estimate the cost of their bill. Enter your meter size to determine the base monthly payment and estimate what your bill would be at different water usage amounts.
Salem City Residential Irrigation Calculator
(Non-Drought and Non-Water Shortage Conditions)
Your meter size (Note: Most residential meters are 1 inch.)
Your monthly base rate
Water usage (per thousand gallons)
Tier 1 (0 to 20 thousand gallons)
$0.50 per 1,000 gallons
Tier 2 (20 to 50 thousand gallons)
$1.05 per 1,000 gallons
Tier 3 (50 to 80 thousand gallons)
$1.50 per 1,000 gallons
Tier 4 (80 thousand gallons and above)
$2.20 per 1,000 gallons
Est Monthly Secondary Water Bill