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, […]
As the partial federal government shutdown grinds through Day 24, we thought you should know this: Seven avalanche forecasters and five law enforcement officers who work for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest on location from Logan to Moab are working each day without pay. The federal government classifies them as “exceptional” employees because their job is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2018 Contact: Holly Mullen, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities 801-673-9735 | firstname.lastname@example.org The aging Cecret Lake dam, located in Albion Basin of Little Cottonwood Canyon, will be repaired over the next 30 days by the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities. Public Utilities […]
City Creek Canyon will be closed to the public from August 27th through August 29th to accommodate a repaving and pothole patching project of the popular watershed road frequented by walkers, runners, bicyclists and picnickers. The upper canyon road above the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities water treatment plant will close all day […]
Members of our water resources team shares our city-wide commitment to Wasatch canyons watershed protection and stewardship. Sharing watershed with millions of visitors is a crucial balancing act, and KSL-TV offers an in-depth look here.
SLC Public Utilities happily announces the opening of three new restrooms in our nearby canyons. Our department funded the replacement of the single vault restroom with a new double vault restroom at Guardsman Pass Winter Trailhead. New restrooms are also open at the Donut Falls Trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon and at the summit of […]
Headwaters Economics, a non-profit water resources research group, has cited Salt Lake City as one of four U.S. cities focused on how to balance the need for watershed protection and clean drinking water with ever-increasing recreational use. Some cities, like Portland, OR., and Santa Fe, N.M., prohibit all recreation in their watersheds. SLC works to balance […]
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 […]