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Quake did NOT impact water supply or quality

Posted on: March 18th, 2020

Re: Today’s 7:09 a.m. earthquake. Water supply and quality have not been impacted. We anticipate no water shut-offs or boil orders for the community. Our team has been diligently assessing our water, wastewater, stormwater and street lighting infrastructure since early this morning. Our dams and reservoirs are intact and safe. We have responded to a […]

Rain barrels: Not intended for drinking water storage

Posted on: March 9th, 2020

During the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) some residents have contacted Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) asking if the rain barrels we sell for rain water conservation are safe for drinking water storage. SLCDPU, along with manufacturer Great American Rain Barrel Company, advise people to follow the manufacturer’s directions and to store rain […]

Add your voice to the latest updates on the new Water Reclamation Facility

Posted on: January 21st, 2020

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities will host two public open houses this month to share updates on our new, $700-million Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). Our consulting architects, FFKR, will unveil their architectural vision for the facility–the only wastewater treatment and reclamation plant in Salt Lake City. The current WRF is 55 years old, […]

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 […]