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Rose Park project update

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

We’re excited about progress on our Rose Park Jordan River Watershed project at 1000 North and Cornell Street, even though COVID19-related supply delays have pushed back completion to spring 2021. Still, work continues 6 days a week. This stormwater quality project will include community benefits, like the ADA-compliant observation deck and aeration waterfall. 

Water Quality Report 2020

Posted on: June 1st, 2020

As part of our commitment to providing high-quality drinking water to the public, we provide an annual Water Quality Report. With a full disclosure of the composition and treatment process of our water supply, plus other information, we hope you’ll find the document helpful. We also offer the report in Spanish. Thank you for your […]

We’re hiring seasonal workers for watershed

Posted on: May 26th, 2020

Do you want to work outdoors this summer and help protect our vital watershed in the process? We are hiring seasonal watershed team members. Work is from mid-June through mid-October, 40 hours a week. The job requires physical labor and working in summer heat. Restroom maintenance, trail work, weed management and other outdoor duties are […]

We welcome comments on our proposed 20-21 budget

Posted on: May 14th, 2020

The Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities encourages your comment and participation in the 2020-2021 budget process. Due to the financial challenges many are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, SLCDPU is not proposing rate increases for water, stormwater or streetlighting utilities. An increase of 18 percent is proposed for wastewater rates for Salt Lake […]

Our online open house will fill you in on SLC sewer system upgrades

Posted on: April 21st, 2020

Please join the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities for a virtual public open house on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. to learn about upcoming sewer system upgrades in the City’s east-central neighborhood. The projects will build needed capacity in the sewer collection systems on 1300 East from 400 South to 500 South, […]

COVID-19 closure of City Creek Canyon restrooms

Posted on: March 31st, 2020

City Creek Canyon, in our Salt Lake City watershed, is a beautiful spot for a socially distant walk/run/bike ride. Today, in keeping with measures to protect the public and our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, we closed, until further notice, all canyon restrooms from the entrance through site 17. We want you to enjoy the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]