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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 […]

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 […]

Use caution, please

Posted on: October 2nd, 2019

The lit crosswalk at 1000 North and Cornell Street will be deactivated temporarily at 3 p.m. today, October 2, until midday on Thursday, October 3. Crews are doing electrical work associated with our Rose Park-Jordan River Watershed Project. Pedestrians: Please use orange crossing flags for extra visibility. Drivers: Please use care and slow down when […]

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, […]

Our dedicated U.S. Forest Service partners

Posted on: January 15th, 2019

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 […]

Cecret Lake trail closed temporarily for repairs to aging dam

Posted on: September 25th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 25, 2018   Contact:   Holly Mullen, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities 801-673-9735 | holly.mullen@slcgov.com   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 closures planned for road maintenance

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018

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 […]

KSL-TV profiles vital nature of our watershed

Posted on: August 10th, 2018

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.

New, improved canyon restrooms are now open

Posted on: July 30th, 2018

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 […]