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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, […]

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 enhancements […]

Smells like teen spirit (apologies to Kurt Cobain)

Posted on: June 21st, 2018

We spied some plucky teen-age Canada geese wandering around today at our #SLCpure Water Reclamation Facility wetland. You can see that plenty of parents and wise elders encircled them for caution’s sake, but the youngsters seem about ready to venture out on their own. Fly high!

Are you over-watering? Find out!

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

It’s simple–and free–to test your outdoor watering levels for maximum efficiency and conservation. Salt Lake City Public Utilities works regularly with Utah State University’s Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL), and we highly recommend their Water Check program. Watch the video for details.

SLC Police honor stormwater team member Waylon Blackburn

Posted on: May 29th, 2018

Our SLC Public Utilities team at work: Waylon Blackburn, a nine-year veteran of Salt Lake City’s Public Utilities stormwater team, was named “Partner in Public Safety” by the Salt Lake City Police Department at its 38th Annual Police Awards Luncheon on May 24th. Waylon was honored for his contribution in 2017 in helping police on […]

Storm water team tackles spring runoff

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018

Although mountain snow melt and runoff are lower than usual this season, our stormwater maintenance crews are everywhere this time of year, cleaning out storm drains, clearing brush and debris from grates on waterways and reinforcing or replacing portions of our extensive storm water system. Public Utilities’ drainage network includes 343 miles of pipe, 113 […]

Mayor Biskupski will initiate first stage of addressing potential water shortage: A call for Salt Lake City agencies, residents, and businesses to conserve

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

With snow levels and early spring run-off well below average this year, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will declare a Stage 1 Advisory for water conservation, in keeping with Salt Lake City’s 5-stage Water Shortage Contingency Plan. While the current overall water supply is good due to strong reservoir levels, stream flow volume is projected to be […]