Utah County Open Burn
The Utah County Open Burn will be April 1, 2014 -
May 31, 2014. You MUST
obtain a burn permit, before burning, during the hours listed below:
Monday-Thursday 8am-5:30pm at the Utility Desk
Friday 8:30am-5pm at the Utility Desk
Saturday 10am-2pm at the Library
Mapleton has worked hard, over the past couple of years, to provide
approximately 50% of the City the ability to access the City’s
Pressurized Irrigation (PI) system. The City currently charges a PI
Water user a base rate fee of $35 per month with no usage charge,
and for a Culinary Water user the City charges a base rate fee of
$20 per month, as well as a monthly usage charge. Over the last year
I have heard from those who have the ability to hook to the PI
system but have chosen not to because of concerns such as the cost
of the connection fee, cost of switching their sprinkling system
from culinary to PI, water pressure, etc. We are addressing the
concerns and working to make all of the water resources in Mapleton
fair and equitable.
Last year was a very dry year,
and even with less than 50% of the residents hooked up to the PI
system, we came very close to running out of water, a couple of
times, in our PI system. As we monitored the system it was clear
that the use of water was extreme for the needs of those hooked up.
We understand that not all citizens used more than they needed but
we also knew that we needed the ability to monitor individual usage.
When the system was designed and built meters were installed on
every connection. In 2014 the use of these meters will be enforced
and new usage rates will be applied.
In an effort to establish fair
and equitable Culinary Water and Pressurized Irrigation usage rates
throughout the City as well as ensuring that the City cares for all
of our water resources, the City Council has been compiling and
analyzing data in order to determine the fairest way to charge the
different classes of users as well as ensure that the City cares for
their water resources. It is important to establish a plan which
will encourage all those who have the ability to hook to PI to do
so. In order to address the above issues the Council is considering
making modifications to the current water rate structure.
recognize that this issue is sensitive, however in order to be fair
and equitable we need to ensure a team effort.
sincere personal thanks go out to you, the residents, for caring
about our city. No city can be its best without committed and
compassionate people coming together and focusing on common goals.
You continue to make Mapleton City a wonderful place for us all to
(801) 489-5655 ext. 105