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East-West Water Line

East-West Water Line

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) is constructing a new water line from the water storage reservoir at 3300 South and 3500 East to 300 East.

The East-West Water Line will:

  • Create Well Source Redundancy:  This new aqueduct will provide an additional water supply to replace or augment existing wells in the Sugarhouse area.
  • Maintain SLC’s Standard of Reliability: This new line allows us to more reliably provide service in the event of a supply interruption or water line break as well as expand service delivery for the Sugar House area and the downtown and commercial/industrial core of Salt Lake City.
  • Meet Future Downtown and Northwest Growth Water Demands: This line will allow for future extensions to provide additional supply to SLC’s downtown and northwest quadrant as the city grows.

Project Updates:

Phase I – COMPLETE 500 East from Coatsville Ave. to Ramona Ave.

Phase 2 – Beginning February 2021

SLCDPU will begin constructing a new large diameter water line from Highland Drive to 900 East.

Construction Impacts will include:

  • Construction activities Monday through Friday between 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
  • Temporary on-street parking restrictions.
  • Increased noise, vibrations and dust.
  • Temporary road closures on Elizabeth Street, Warnock Ave, Ashton Ave and 900 East. Detours will be posted.
  • Work will be performed in sections. Residents will be notified prior to construction beginning in their area.

  • Phase III
    • Design is anticipated to occur between Summer 2020 and Summer 2021.
    • Construction is anticipated to occur between Spring 2022 and Fall 2023 pending scheduling and funding.

Anticipated Schedule:

This project is part of SLCDPU’s commitment to serving our customers and protecting our environment by delivering high-quality drinking water to standards that exceed EPA regulations.

Additional Project Information:


Contact Information:


Phone: 801-210-8433

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