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Holiday hours

Posted on: December 23rd, 2019

All of us at Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities wish you a happy and safe holiday! Our office will close at noon on December 24th and remain closed Christmas Day. If you experience a water, sewer, or stormwater emergency, please call our 24-hour dispatch line at 801-483-6700. While our customer service window will […]

Go, go GIS

Posted on: December 13th, 2019

Our Geographic Information Services (GIS) team recently took national honors at Cityworks Conference 2019–an annual event sponsored by the GIS-centered software firm that supports the Salt Lake City Department of Utilities and more than 700 organizations worldwide. The “Excellence in Departmental Practice Award” highlights Cityworks clients who have helped transform their departments with innovative GIS […]

Holiday trash collection schedule

Posted on: December 10th, 2019

Please note adjustments to your regular trash/recycling/green waste collection for the holidays. Christmas week collection schedule: If your regular collection day falls on Wednesday, December 25th, pickup will be Thursday, December 26. Regular Thursday collection will be Friday. Friday collection will be Saturday. Regular collection on Christmas Eve. New Year’s week collection schedule: Waste will be […]

We’re hiring

Posted on: December 5th, 2019

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities is hiring a public relations coordinator. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal skills and be well-versed and creative with all social media platforms and website content. It’s a highly visible job as we value communication and strong engagement with residents, businesses, industries, news media and elected officials […]

Testing the Waters

Posted on: November 26th, 2019

“Dark Waters,” a new legal thriller opening in local theaters this weekend, features Mark Ruffalo as a dogged attorney who links unexplained deaths in a West Virginia town to water supply contamination by DuPont Chemical. The chemicals at issue are known as PFAs, and are found in many consumer products. Salt Lake City Department of […]

Use caution, please

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019

The lit crosswalk at 1000 North and Cornell Street will be deactivated temporarily at 3 p.m. today, October 2, until midday on Thursday, October 3. Crews are doing electrical work associated with our Rose Park-Jordan River Watershed Project. Pedestrians: Please use orange crossing flags for extra visibility. Drivers: Please use care and slow down when […]

Shiny and new

Posted on: September 16th, 2019

Exciting news: We recently installed our first solar street light in Salt Lake City. It’s located on a long cul-de-sac that has no nearby power access. Trying to bring wiring and wooden poles to this site would have cost nearly $15,000. But our Street Lighting Division purchased the solar model for just $5,500. Residents in […]

Rain on? Water off!

Posted on: September 9th, 2019

Have you checked your automatic sprinkler timer box lately? Shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, and more rain mean it’s time to throttle back on watering. Switching the sprinkler timer to the manual setting and watering sparingly this month will help conserve water and go easier on your wallet, too.

Spoof Call Alert

Posted on: August 20th, 2019

Recently we have been receiving phone calls from customers regarding Public Utilities calling them and hanging up. Please note that Public Utilities would never call our customers regarding their account unless it was a true emergency. These phone calls are not coming from Public Utilities but from people spoofing our phone number. Public Utilities would […]

Love our water savers!

Posted on: August 12th, 2019

We’ve measured our service area’s water use as of 8/7/2019, & compared to 2016 through 2018. Our smart and environmentally aware customers are on a steady conservation trajectory, even in the summer! Also, check out the substantial savings compared to the year 2000. Keep it up! (BTW, with mid-August, days are getting progressively cooler & […]