Backflow Prevention Device Info

Last week, a letter went out to most property owners who are connected to the City’s water system, addressing backflow prevention devices or assemblies.  We have had numerous questions from citizens and property owners regarding whether the letter is applicable to their property.

As a water purveyor, the city has obligations to protect all users from cross-contamination and the introduction of non-potable water into the general water supply.  Requiring devices which prevent backflow, and requiring the inspection of those devices, are both part of that obligation.

The city is aware of many irrigation systems in the city; others have been installed without notifying the city at some time in the past.  All irrigation systems which are attached to our culinary water system must be fitted with backflow protection for the benefit of all users of the system.  This is not a new requirement; it has been in plumbing codes for many decades, and those with non-conforming systems are not exempt from installing the device.

However, not every property whose owner received a letter requires a backflow device.  Only those properties which have potential cross-connection or backsiphonage issues require the device – such as those with in-ground sprinkler systems or who uses the water system to distribute pesticides or weed-killer.  As many systems have been installed without notifying the city, each user must notify the city if the user has such a system.

The city has compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding the letter and your obligations. Click here to view or print the FAQ.

If your questions are not answered by the frequently asked questions page, please contact the City Water Department at (801) 412-3201.

Easter Egg Hunt!

Come out and enjoy a fun spring day at our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair. Saturday April 19th at 9:00 a.m. at Central Park, 2825 South 200 East. This is a free event open to the public. 


Make a lasting difference in South Salt Lake on Comcast Cares Day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8 AM to noon:

7 AM - 8 AM    Registration and breakfast, Central Park, 2825 South 200 East, SSL
8 AM -  12 PM Service Projects
12 PM - 1 PM  Lunch

All volunteers will receive a free breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt! Bring your own gloves and supplies.

To sign up, complete the registration/release form below and return to RaeLin Phillips, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 220 E Morris Ave, South Salt Lake, Utah. For more information, call 801-464-6712. Form must be received by March 29th to participate.

Comcast Cares Day registration/release form - English

Comcast Cares Day registration/release form - Spanish

April On The Move Newsletter

The April edition of the On the Move Newsletter is here! Read up on all that is happening in our city. This month is the Public Works Edition. E-mail and we will put you on our digital mailing list. Or if you prefer, you can have it sent directly to your home, just send us your name and home address.


Mayor Cherie Wood's State of the City Address given March 19, 2014, is now online. Click here to view or print.


The City of South Salt Lake is considering an idling ordinance. To review the proposed ordinance click here.

300 East to be rebuilt

South Salt Lake City and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are pleased to announce improvements to 300 East between 3300 South and 3900 South.  Improvements will consist of pavement reconstruction, upgrades to the drainage system, bicycle lanes, and partial replacement of the curb, gutter and sidewalk.  Once complete, the project will improve safety and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  The capacity, or number of travel lanes, on 300 East will not increase with this project.

In order to accommodate the construction of the pedestrian ramps at cross streets, small portions of right-of-way will be purchased.  Project team members will be in touch with land owners to discuss this as the project progresses.

Construction will be underway by summer.  Check back in late May for additional details on construction dates.

Questar Gas will begin relocating a gas line in early April within the project limits.  For information on that project please contact Rhonda Forde at 801.324.3158.

If you have any other questions, please contact Carlye Sommers, Public Involvement Manager at 801.859.3770. 

2700 South Redesign

South Salt Lake City is considering a change to the configuration of the 2700 South roadway from the current two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane and bike lanes. The results of a study indicate this redesign would have minimal impact on 2700 South to automobile traffic. For bicyclists, the change would have significant improvements, and this would be a good first step towards a city-wide bicycle network. 

Travel times between the existing roadway configuration and the new configuration are estimated to increase by roughly ten seconds between 300 West and 500 East for the westbound and eastbound AM directions. The eastbound PM direction travel time is estimated to increase by one minute and thirty seconds. 

The study can be viewed here.

It is likely that if 2700 South were reduced to three-lanes, one could expect a reduction in crash frequency, slower speeds, and a more livable and multi-modal street. 

We want your feedback! Feel free to leave a comment on Open Town Hall.

Do you know where taxes go?

Are you aware of your residential property tax allocation? Based on an assessed value of $125,000 home, the taxable value is .55 percent of that at $68,750 (Utah Law).

Click on this link to view charts indicating the approximate allocation of your residential property taxes.

Share your thoughts on Open Town Hall!

We want to hear from you!

Your city leaders want to hear from you! What questions or concerns do you have? You can post them on Open Town Hall and we will get answers for you!

Neighborhood Advisory Committees

The City of South Salt Lake is starting up Neighborhood Advisory Committees. The intent of NAC's are to create a line of communication between residents and city hall. They do not replace public hearings at planning commission or city council meetings but offer another venue to become involved in the community. They meet every quarter for at least an hour at city hall. If this is something you would like to take part in please contact Jennifer at 801-646-6757.

Meet with the Mayor

Mayor Cherie Wood is interested in what you have to say! She is available for appointments Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. Also, known as Monday's with the Mayor; she invites citizens, local businesses and employees to visit with her the first Monday of the month where she has extended her business hours to 6 PM. Call 801-464-6757 for an appointment.

Police still seek public's help

$50,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Sherry Black. Anyone with information on the case can call police at 801.412.3633. For information click HERE.

Cherie Wood

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Our City Newsletter is now online! Read it here!

Every South Salt Lake resident deserves a safe, healthy home and community, and the opportunity to prosper. Learn about the Promise South Salt Lake Initiative and how it can help you and your family succeed!


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