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Thursday & Saturday: Learn about innovative Rose Park water quality project

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) is designing and constructing an end-of-line storm water treatment facility at 1000 N. and Cornell Street, known as the Cornell Lift Station. This area collects a significant amount of storm water west of the Jordan River–including some major roads and a few residential areas east of the river. The area also provides open space and is an amenity for the surrounding community.

SLCDPU is working to improve the quality of water being discharged into the Jordan River through green infrastructure improvements that serve a storm water treatment function while also enhancing the existing open space for the surrounding community.

This project will:

  • Improve storm water treatment including:
    • Updated lift station pumps
    • New hydrodynamic separator to remove water pollutants
    • Waterfall aeration to aid in the water treatment process
    • Expanded natural wetland and riparian area considered green infrastructure to further treat water before it enters the Jordan River.
  • Enhance existing features to accommodate area improvements including:
    • Storm water treatment demonstration areas featuring green infrastructure best practices
    • Outdoor classroom featuring Salt Lake City’s water distribution system
    • Expanded flood plain to better accommodate large storm events
    • Elevated ADA accessible boardwalk and observation deck
    • New canoe and kayak launch accessible from the east side of the river
    • Realigned Jordan River Parkway trail
    • Relocated bike pump track
    • Some tree removals and new tree plantings

Construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2018 and last 18-24 months.

The community is invited to learn more about this innovative water quality treatment project at an on-site project information booth.

When: Thursday, September 20th from 5-7 PM

Saturday, September 22nd from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: 1000 N and Cornell Street along the Jordan River Trail

Contact the Cornell Water Quality Improvement Project Team with any questions or comments.


Phone: 385-258-4246



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