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Storm Water

There are two major purposes of South Jordan City's Stormwater Utility:

  • Flood Mitigation

    The Stormwater division is responsible for the maintenance, cleaning, and inspection of the stormwater infrastructure within the City to ensure that it is working properly and ready for storm events to prevent flooding and any subsequent damage. This includes street sweeping to prevent debris from entering and thus hindering the stormdrain system from functioning properly.

  • Water Pollution Control & Prevention

    As development continues within South Jordan, porous (water absorbing) open space surfaces give way to impervious (non-absorbent) concrete, asphalt, and rooftops that generate greater volumes of stormwater runoff. This runoff, by design, is diverted to and carried through the storm drain system within the City thus mitigating the flooding potential from this water. However, the impervious materials and structures created in developing our community also accumulate and store many pollutants that are carried away with the runoff during a storm. Some of these pollutants include; oil and gas from vehicles, pesticides and fertilizers used in landscaping, pet waste, sediments and silts, grass clippings and leaves, salt and de-icing chemicals, soaps and detergents from car washing activities, and many more.

    Unlike the sanitary sewer system, in which the water and waste created by development is carried through an underground system to treatment facilities, stormwater and the pollutants it carries flow directly into the waterways of the Salt Lake Valley, mainly the Jordan River. It is a goal of the South Jordan City Stormwater Utility to reduce the amount of pollution entering the waterways within its boundaries.

    In meeting this goal and the requirements set by the EPA and Clean Water Act, South Jordan City is a member of the Jordan Valley Municipality Coalition consisting of 13 Cities and Salt Lake County. This coalition has been issued a joint UPDES (Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit by the State of Utah's Department of Environmental Quality, which authorizes the members of the coalition to discharge municipal storm water into the waterways of the valley. The coalition has put together a SWMP (Storm Water Management Plan) in accordance with the guidelines of the UPDES permit and the EPA that consists of six minimum control measures. These control measures are to be implemented by all participating agencies within the coalition including South Jordan City. The purposes of the control measures are ultimately to prevent and reduce the amount of pollution entering the stormdrain systems and subsequent waterways.

    Some of the items that South Jordan City is doing in adhering to the control measures include public education and outreach programs, locating, investigating and eliminating illegal discharges into the storm drain system, monitoring and enforcing runoff and erosion control processes concerning construction activities, and minimizing the adverse impacts on stormwater quality after construction. In addition, South Jordan has set up good housekeeping guidelines concerning the operations of the City and the impacts it has on Stormwater.

    Who to Contact:
    Glen Kennedy
  • July 25
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    Manager: Glen Kennedy

    Office: (801) 253-5230
    After Hours Emergency: (801) 840-4000
    Fax: (801) 253-0617
    Email: gkennedy@sjc.utah.gov

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    South Jordan, UT 84095
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