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Tagged ‘water conservation’

Water Check: Save H2O

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

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 registering for their Water Check program. You’ll get a customized irrigation plan and learn effective watering technique. A lower water bill […]

We have rain barrels

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

We have a limited number of rain barrels available for public purchase. They sell for $68. To purchase, please call our Customer Service team, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 801-483-6900, ext. 2. Note: COVID-19 safety restrictions are in place at our building. Customer Service representatives will explain the rain barrel pickup process.

More rain barrels coming soon!

Posted on: April 8th, 2020

Big thanks to everyone who bought a rain barrel yesterday. We sold out in just a few hours! Our Conservation Program Manager Stephanie Duer is now ordering more stock. Stephanie will add your name to a wait list if you email her–we are hoping for new inventory in 4 to 6 weeks. Stephanie will call […]

Greet April showers with a rain barrel

Posted on: April 7th, 2020

April showers bring May flowers. Nice to know, especially in this COVID-19 era. We have rain barrels in stock and for sale at $68 each. Capturing rain water for landscaping is a great conservation measure, and we know more of you are working in the yard these days. We can sell and arrange for your […]

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.

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 & […]

Fix a leak and save

Posted on: March 21st, 2019

Did you know that repairing easily corrected leaks around your home can save 10 percent on your water bill? So says the EPA, which has designated March 18-24 “Fix a Leak Week.” A leaky faucet, shower head, toilet, or outdoor sprinkler system can sneak up on you, and 10 drips per minute wastes more than […]

Calendar daze!

Posted on: January 4th, 2019

Our 2019 Water Stewardship wall calendar is available now and it’s FREE to the public. Beautifully produced in full color by our Water Conservation Program Manager Stephanie Duer, the calendar is available (while supplies last) at all Salt Lake City Public Library branches, all Salt Lake County Library branches, and at the front desk of […]

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 […]