Public Utilities - Street Lighting

Street Lighting

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Salt Lake City’s history illustrates a long-standing concern for the quality and safety of the urban environment influenced by street lighting. Salt Lake City was the fifth city in the United States to have electric streetlights. By 1887, streetlights were operating on Main Street, and along First South and Second South Streets. In 1908 Salt Lake City adopted a systematic plan for locating streetlights at each intersection on long blocks and an additional light midblock, when requested.
 
The purpose of the Salt Lake City street lighting system is to illuminate the City streets for safe vehicle operation and safe pedestrian movement.  Street Lighting is managed by Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities.  The program is funded through an user fee.  Revenue generated from these fees pay for the cost of design, operation, maintenance and repair of the public street lighting system.

The City is currently in the process of upgrading the streetlights to energy efficient technology.  Two options are being used for energy efficiency, including LED and induction technology.  As of January 2014 approximately 25% of the city's streetlights were LED or induction.  The implementation of efficiency is being addressed through three general categories:  

1) efficiency upgrades to isolated lights;

2) previously proposed projects;

3) develop a City-wide light efficiency upgrade plan.  

For a list of questions and answers regarding Street Lighting please click "LINK"

For an interactive map of Street Lights in the City click "LINK"

For information regarding the Street Light banners program click "Link"

For information regarding other Street Lighting Programs click "Link"

For questions or concerns regarding billing please contact Customer Service at (801) 483-6900.
 
For emergencies, maintenance issues, or other technical problems contact Black and McDonald at 1 (800) 814-4311 24/7.
 
Any other problem please contact David Pearson Street Lighting Program Manager at (801) 483-6738.  You can also email David at this "LINK"