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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 & […]

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 […]

Weigh in on our proposed FY20 Public Utilities budget

Posted on: May 16th, 2019

On May 21 and June 4, the Salt Lake City Council will hold public comment sessions on the City’s 2019-2020 proposed operating budget. More than $300 million of that document is the Public Utilities budget, which includes proposed rate increases to support improvements in water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. We invite and welcome your comments […]

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. […]

We are hiring!

Posted on: April 9th, 2019

SLC Public Utilities is now hiring seasonal workers for our property maintenance and watershed teams. Join the best department in the best city in the state for a fulfilling summer job. Our maintenance team does painting, landscaping, and many other duties to keep our properties running in top order. Our watershed team helps with canyon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]