Daytime Stormwater Hotline: 801-330-4544 or 801-503-5865
After-hours Stormwater Hotline: 385-270-7482
The Stormwater Division is committed to safely delivering stormwater to drainage outfalls and minimizing any potential flooding by cleaning and maintaining the storm drain systems.
Each year, West Jordan street sweep crews clear more than 900 miles of curb and gutter and thousands of storm drains every year to keep our watershed safe and our neighborhoods free from flooding.
Our storm drain systems drain directly to the Jordan River. Any material that enters the storm drain system, beyond rainwater, poses a risk to wildlife and contaminates or crews, rivers, and streams. We all live downstream.
- Keep storm drains clear: Ensure that storm drains in your area are free of debris, such as leaves, trash, or sediment. Regularly check and remove any obstructions to allow proper drainage and prevent flooding.
- Proper waste disposal: Never dispose of trash, pet waste, chemicals, or hazardous materials into storm drains. Use designated waste containers and follow local waste disposal guidelines to prevent pollution of water bodies connected to the storm drain system.
- Report illegal dumping: If you witness someone illegally dumping waste into storm drains, report it to the appropriate authorities. This helps to prevent further contamination and ensures that proper action is taken.
- Limit pesticide and fertilizer use: Avoid applying pesticides and fertilizers near storm drains or in areas prone to runoff. These chemicals can easily be carried into storm drains during rainfall, polluting water bodies. Follow instructions and use them sparingly and responsibly.
- Clean up spills immediately: If you have a spill, particularly of chemicals or hazardous substances, take immediate action to contain and clean it up properly. Use absorbent materials and contact local authorities for guidance on proper disposal.
- Maintain vehicles responsibly: Prevent leaks from vehicles by properly maintaining them. Regularly check for oil, fuel, or other fluid leaks and promptly repair any issues. When washing vehicles, use a commercial car wash or wash them on grassy areas to minimize runoff into storm drains.
- Dispose of hazardous waste at the landfill: Residents can drop off hazardous materials at TransJordan Landfill, located at 10473 South Bacchus Highway, for free!
- Promote community awareness: Educate your community about the importance of protecting storm drains and the consequences of improper disposal. Organize cleanup events or participate in local initiatives to raise awareness and keep storm drains clean.
Remember, storm drains are not connected to wastewater treatment facilities. Their purpose is to drain excess rainwater. By following these tips and encouraging others to do the same, we can help protect storm drains and preserve the quality of our waterways.
Adopt a Storm Drain
Residents can help in this process by spending just 15 minutes each month clearing leafy debris, trash, and other materials from storm drains near their home. Get reminders, cleaning tips and more by participating in the Salt Lake County Adopt a Storm Drain program.
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