Salt Lake City

City Council


SLC Watershed & Water Issues

March 1, 2022 Water Levels & Forecasted Water Demand

During the March 1, 2022 meeting, the Department of Public Utilities provided the Council with an update on the City’s forecasted water levels and water demand as the drought continues.

Watch the March 1 discussion

View the information presented to the Council:

January 11, 2022 and January 18, 2022 Council Meetings

During the January 11 meeting, the Council heard from the Department of Public Utilities about the City’s watershed. The department covered the watershed’s history, its connection to Salt Lake Valley water issues, water quality management, and water rights.

Additionally, the Council was briefed about a new state law affecting water rights and service. On January 18, the Council approved the City’s designated water service area as a result of this new legislation.

Public Utilities is the oldest retail water provider in the Western US. Much of the high-quality drinking water provided by the department comes from the lakes and streams in the Wasatch Mountains, known as the watershed. Learn more about the watershed and where Salt Lake City receives its water on Public Utilities’ website

Read the briefing documents:

Watch the January 11 discussion

Watch the January 18 meeting

For questions, concerns or to submit, please email or call our 24-hour comment line, 801-535-7654. 

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