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Campfires banned in City Creek Canyon

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019

A campfire ban is in place for all picnic sites in City Creek Canyon. The prohibition is effective immediately and will continue until further notice. Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) and Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) are cooperating in this effort, as scorching temperatures and dry conditions have greatly increased wildfire […]

ADA ramp open at Little Dell

Posted on: July 15th, 2019

A new ADA ramp is now open at Little Dell Reservoir in our Parleys Canyon watershed! We are excited to make it easier for people with disabilities to reach the water with kayaks, canoes and row boats. Remember, among other rules that help keep our water clean, only non-motorized watercraft are permitted in our Salt […]

Temporary parking on 7/15 for our customers

Posted on: July 12th, 2019

On Monday, July 15, West Temple from 1300 South to 1700 South will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for slurry sealing work. Customers who visit Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities will be allowed to park in our administration lot, directly south of our building at 1530 South West Temple. And […]

Everyone can “Keep It Pure”

Posted on: June 4th, 2019

A big thanks to blogger Lexi at Ski Utah, who lays out exactly why protecting our source waters in the Wasatch canyons matters for everyone. It’s a delicate balance to love our watershed while not loving it to death. While recreating in the watershed, the source for nearly 60 percent of our drinking water, please […]

Your voice counts

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

Tomorrow, June 4, the Salt Lake City Council will hold a final public hearing on the City’s 2019-2020 proposed budget. Our Public Utilities budget is found within that document. Our four enterprise funds (which means they are supported by the rates you pay, not the tax-generated General Fund) are water, sewer, stormwater and street lighting. […]

Street Light Survey

Posted on: May 17th, 2019

Tell us your thoughts on Street Lights in Salt Lake City!

Weigh in on our proposed FY20 Public Utilities budget

Posted on: May 16th, 2019

On May 21 and June 4, the Salt Lake City Council will hold public comment sessions on the City’s 2019-2020 proposed operating budget. More than $300 million of that document is the Public Utilities budget, which includes proposed rate increases to support improvements in water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. We invite and welcome your comments […]

May 9th: 4th Avenue Well public open house

Posted on: May 8th, 2019

Join Salt Lake City Public Utilities (SLCPU) on Thursday, May 9th, for the latest updates on the 4th Avenue Well Project at Canyon Road and 4th Avenue. Revised architectural drawings of the proposed pump house will be on display. Project team members, led by SLCPU Director Laura Briefer, will be available with the latest information […]

4th Ave. Well alternatives analysis is now available

Posted on: April 16th, 2019

As part of Salt Lake City Public Utilities’ commitment to robust public outreach on our many capital improvement projects, we have just published a thorough assessment of the 4th Avenue Well’s condition, and an analysis of alternatives (link to “updates” in the menu bar) to the proposal for building a pump house on the site. […]

We are hiring!

Posted on: April 9th, 2019

SLC Public Utilities is now hiring seasonal workers for our property maintenance and watershed teams. Join the best department in the best city in the state for a fulfilling summer job. Our maintenance team does painting, landscaping, and many other duties to keep our properties running in top order. Our watershed team helps with canyon […]