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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 […]

Your voice counts

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

Tomorrow, June 4, the Salt Lake City Council will hold a final public hearing on the City’s 2019-2020 proposed budget. Our Public Utilities budget is found within that document. Our four enterprise funds (which means they are supported by the rates you pay, not the tax-generated General Fund) are water, sewer, stormwater and street lighting. […]

4th Ave. Well alternatives analysis is now available

Posted on: April 16th, 2019

As part of Salt Lake City Public Utilities’ commitment to robust public outreach on our many capital improvement projects, we have just published a thorough assessment of the 4th Avenue Well’s condition, and an analysis of alternatives (link to “updates” in the menu bar) to the proposal for building a pump house on the site. […]

4th Avenue Well update

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

On Thursday, March 7th, at the SLC Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), representatives of SLC Public Utilities and CRSA Architecture will present design plans for a proposed pump house for the well at 4th Avenue and Canyon Road near Memory Grove Park. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in Room 326 of the City and County […]

Keeping It Pure

Posted on: February 13th, 2019

We have more than a century of commitment to protecting our source waters in the nearby Wasatch Mountains. And with 5 million people recreating in the canyons each year, our stewardship is more important than ever. Our SLC Public Utilities Watershed Rangers stepped up during the recent federal government shutdown to provide extra restroom maintenance, […]

Cloud seeding in our toolbox

Posted on: February 11th, 2019

Yes, we’ve been walloped by snow in the SLC over the past week. But as past winters have shown, we are never guaranteed a robust snow season. We have collaborated with local meteorologists in a cloud-seeding project to help squeeze a bit more precip out of our snowstorms–and to build a buffer against extended drought […]

Digital happiness

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019

Marketing research firm J.D. Power surveyed customers of 88 U.S. water utilities in 2018 and found greater satisfaction among those who paid their bills electronically than those who relied on traditional paper billing. Online account management at SLC Public Utilities is easy, and saves you time and a postage stamp! Of course, a human voice […]

Council District 5 water update

Posted on: January 11th, 2019

Our crews are working today in the southeast Sugar House area to flush fire hydrants, which will address the issue of discolored water flowing from some residents’ faucets. Salt Lake City Council Member Erin Mendenhall, who represents District 5, has been keeping her constituents informed on the work. The water has no impact on public […]

Learn more about our 4th Avenue Well project

Posted on: October 16th, 2018

The Department of Public Utilities has begun several months of public outreach on a project to update a vitally productive underground well at 4th Avenue and Canyon Road (about 200 East) in Salt Lake City. Since 1968, the well has produced 5 million to 7 million gallons of water per day, supplying the Downtown and […]