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

Posted on: September 19th, 2018

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 […]

SLC joins global initiative to protect forests

Posted on: September 13th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 13, 2018 Contact: Holly Mullen, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities 801-673-9735 | holly.mullen@slcgov.com – – – – –  Salt Lake City joins 45 cities in global effort to protect and restore forests Mayor Jackie Biskupski, participating this week in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, has added Salt […]

City Creek Canyon closures planned for road maintenance

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018

City Creek Canyon will be closed to the public from August 27th through August 29th to accommodate a repaving and pothole patching project of the popular watershed road frequented by walkers, runners, bicyclists and picnickers. The upper canyon road above the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities water treatment plant will close all day […]

Avoid traffic delays and learn more

Posted on: August 15th, 2018

Tonight: Please join engineers from SLC Public Utilities and SLC Engineering Division for updates on ongoing construction on 1300 East from 2100 South to 1300 South. More reliability is in store for our customers as we replace aging sewer and water lines. That work will be followed by road repaving and curb and gutter improvements. […]

KSL-TV profiles vital nature of our watershed

Posted on: August 10th, 2018

Members of our water resources team shares our city-wide commitment to Wasatch canyons watershed protection and stewardship. Sharing watershed with millions of visitors is a crucial balancing act, and KSL-TV offers an in-depth look here.

1300 East utilities project open house

Posted on: August 8th, 2018

Please join representatives of Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities and Salt Lake City Division of Engineering to learn more about the reconstruction of 1300 East, from 1300 South to 2100 South, scheduled from now until fall 2019. We can address questions and issues about traffic congestion, neighborhood impacts, and the benefit of new […]

New, improved canyon restrooms are now open

Posted on: July 30th, 2018

SLC Public Utilities happily announces the opening of three new restrooms in our nearby canyons. Our department funded the replacement of the single vault restroom  with a new double vault restroom at Guardsman Pass Winter Trailhead. New restrooms are also open at the Donut Falls Trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon and at the summit of […]

1300 East work starts July 25th

Posted on: July 18th, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, July 25, Salt Lake City Public Utilities will start construction on 1300 East between 1300 South and 2100 South. The project, which will repair and replace nearly 100-year-old sewer and water lines on both sides of 1300 East, is expected to last until mid-January 2019. Following completion of utilities work, the City’s Engineering […]

SLC watershed protection: A delicate balance

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

Headwaters Economics, a non-profit water resources research group, has cited Salt Lake City  as one of four U.S. cities focused on how to balance the need for watershed protection and clean drinking water with ever-increasing recreational use. Some cities, like Portland, OR., and Santa Fe, N.M., prohibit all recreation in their watersheds. SLC works to balance […]

Potty power!!!

Posted on: July 6th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2018 Contact: Holly Mullen, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities 801-673-9735 – holly.mullen@slcgov.com Salt Lake City to launch a series of restroom improvements and replacements at Silver Lake, other popular canyon recreation sites Beginning next week, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities will launch a series of restroom […]