At the Stormwater Division, we are responsible for the safe and efficient collection, transport and discharge of stormwater in and around South Salt Lake. Our work protects the health and safety of our community, as well as our infrastructure and environment. We also ensure that South Salt Lake remains in compliance with local, state and federal stormwater standards.

What We Do

The Stormwater Division's primary responsibility is routing stormwater through its proper channels to eventually deposit in the Jordan River. Primarily, our work prevents flooding, as well as health issues and contamination of the natural environment due to dirty stormwater.

In addition, we are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of our stormwater system. This lengthens the lifespan of the entire system and prevents blockages and flooding.

Our cleaning and maintenance includes:

  • Street Sweeping - This prevents debris from entering the catch basin. City streets are swept up to five times a year.
  • Grate Cleaning - Grates are cleaned on an as-needed basis during or before rain events, or when the Division Manager is made aware of an issue.
  • Cleaning Pipes/Catch Basins - The system is inspected regularly to assess the need for cleaning out the pipes and catch basins.

As a member of South Salt Lake, your contributions help us keep our community and environment safe and clean.

How You Can Help

Natural and artificial debris in the system can cause blockages and flooding. Help us prevent this by doing the following:

  • Dispose of litter in appropriate containers, not on the street or in the gutter.
  • Pick up and dispose of pet waste
  • Dispose of yard waste (clippings, fallen branches, leaves, etc.) properly; do not dump them on the street or in the gutter.
  • Never dispose of hazardous materials in storm drains or the gutter. You can learn about household hazardous waste (and proper disposal methods) at the Salt Lake County webpage.

Finally, if you see anyone disposing of waste in the storm drain, please call our 24-hour hotline at 801-412-3245.


Refer to the Utility Billing page for Storm Water Billing current rate sheet.


Please report any illegal dumping or spills by calling the Stormwater Hotline at #801-412-3245.

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