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SLC watershed protection: A delicate balance

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

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 […]

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 […]