Do you wonder about your water when you turn on the tap or do a load of laundry? Or maybe, you don't give it much thought unless the water isn't there when you need it? We at Public Utilities think about water all the time and are continuously working to protect our supplies, ensure water quality and safety, and deliver to you without interruption a high quality and tasty product.
Providing the best water quality possible is a goal of Public Utilities. We work hard to protect your water resources and to treat your drinking water to the highest standards. We want to meet your expectations but cannot identify issues without your help. If you have water quality concerns please call them in; we are more than happy to speak with you. Call Florence Reynolds at 801.483.6864 or email her at email@example.com.
Your tap water is safe to drink! Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities serves water to the City and the east bench of Salt Lake County, including the communities of Cottonwood Heights, Holladay City, and Mill Creek Township. We also deliver water to portions of South Salt Lake and Murray.
Salt Lake City drinking water complies with or exceeds all EPA requirements. The majority of our water is from mountain streams and it is fully treated before it goes in the pipes to you. Deep wells are added during the summer months to supplement the flows. Water from the wells also meets all drinking water standards, though the water is harder and contains more minerals than the surface water. This means that during the summer months you may find more white scale left behind from the tap water, though this is an aesthetic issue and does not affect quality.
Clean, safe drinking water comes at a price. The cost for cleaning water up to drinking water standards depends on how clean the stream or well is to start. Poor quality water costs more to treat, uses more energy, and increases the potential for public health issues. Help us continue to provide you with the best water possible. Follow all watershed, groundwater, and riparian corridor regulations.
Find out more about protecting the source of our water here.