Water

The Water Division promotes public health and welfare by providing safe, clean drinking water. As water is essential, we enhance quality of life by providing a high-quality water supply to residents and businesses. All City of South Salt Lake water complies with federal, state, and local water quality regulations.

What We Do

Water TechThe Water Division provides culinary drinking water for the City from 2100 South to 3300 South, and is responsible for maintaining City wells, infrastructure, and hydrants. Water supplies are monitored 24-hours a day to ensure drinkability and the safety of our community. The water supply is treated and regularly sampled and tested to ensure regulations are met and/or exceeded.

The majority of the City's water infrastructure was installed in the 1940s to 1950s. The Water Division team works daily to manage and maintain the water supply and ensure it flows to your tap. The City's water system includes nearly 3,500 connections and 550 hydrants. All connections have been converted to electronic meters to ensure accuracy and real-time monitoring. The Water Division conducts routine maintenance to upgrade our aging system and repairs as the need arises.

Fees

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

Water is Limited

In Utah’s arid desert climate, water is a precious resource that should never be taken for granted. South Salt Lake has internal and external challenges to protecting and conserving our water: climate change, extreme weather fluctuations, and a burgeoning population. To help conserve our water, we must all be good stewards.

Ways to save water indoors:

  • Install water-saving showerheads and high-efficiency toilets (see rebates through Utah Water Savers).
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving and try reducing your time showering.
  • Defrost food in the refrigerator instead of water.
  • Start a compost pile instead of throwing food down the disposal.
  • Rinse dishes and/or vegetables in a full sink or pan of water, instead of under the faucet.
  • Fully load your washing machine and/or dishwasher before running.

Way to save water outdoors:

  • Use drop irrigation systems! If you use sprinklers, check them often and adjust them so they don't water the sidewalk or street.
  • Plant drought-tolerant or low-water use plants and grasses.
  • Prioritize your landscape watering and don't over water (see graphic below).
  • Water your landscape early in the morning or late in the evening. Don't water on cool, rainy, or windy days.
  • Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation.

Water Priorities


Landscape Rebates

Did you know that approximately half of Utah's municipal water is used for landscapes? That's a lot of water! Utah Water Savers is helping property owners become more water efficient with landscape incentive programs throughout the state.

Get paid to replace your grass with water-efficient landscaping. Earn a cash incentive when you upgrade your thirsty lawn to water-wise plants, trees, and shrubs. These programs are managed through Utah Water Savers. Click below to learn more.

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