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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 & […]

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. […]