Public Works: #801-825-7235
Public Works Emergency Calls: 801-643-5775
Report storm water illicit discharges to: 801-643-5775
Permit forms can be downloaded on the following links:
Driveway and Sidewalk Permit
Storm Water Activity Permit
Once the permit form is filled out, submit it in one of the following ways:
- Emailed to email@example.com
- Faxed to 801-779-9907
- Mailed to 3061 South 2400 West Syracuse, UT 84075
- Hand delivered to the Public Works Department
Questions can be directed to Kathryn at 801-614-9625
Engineering Standards and Specifications
Culinary and Secondary Water
Please be aware: city ordinances require residents to maintain their water meter boxes and secondary water valves, keeping them clear of weeds and debris. Maintaining these utilities will help crews shut down a broken sprinkler line or damaged plumbing inside the home.
2012 Secondary Water Notice to all users
The high temperatures that we are experiencing through this summer as well as early in the year have been out of the ordinary. Similar to many other neighboring secondary water systems, our system is experiencing some low pressures due to increased water use. We advise users to practice conservation in watering, correct over-spray that is wasted into the streets and storm drains, keep water filters clean, and stagger watering times with neighbors.
On August 28, 2012, our irrigation water supplier Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company has indicated that this has been a drought season. They have requested that we conserve water so we will have water storage carryover to begin the next water season. It is recommended that we water 20 minutes per station twice a week for residential landscaping.
These simple practices will help us to maintain the most efficient secondary water system as we work through these hot temperatures together.
Davis and Weber letter
Syracuse City owns and operates our own secondary water system. We are in a unique situation where we are "at the end of the line" when it comes to water delivery. Adjusting inlet streams to our holding ponds takes several hours to take effect, therefore water managers do their best to forecast the demand on the ponds and allocate the water accordingly. In order to better utilize our water we encourage our residents to use the water rather than have it pass us by. Currently there are no time of day restrictions in place. We can all help out our pressure needs by choosing a different time to water than the ever so popular 4:00 am to 8:00 am peak demand.
Syracuse City provides an irrigation water service to its residents. All homes in newer subdivisions have access to secondary water, as connection and impact fees have previously been paid on building permits. City ordinance 4-05-010 prohibits irrigating areas larger than one acre.
A City owned secondary water valve is usually placed in the park-strip in close proximity to the property line. This valve is provided as a point of connection for the customer. However, each resident must provide their own valve to operate their system by. Additionally we recommend that users supply a filtering system in close proximity and downstream of their shut off valve. Tampering with any City owned utility is strictly prohibited. The secondary water lines are typically loaded the week of April 15, and winterized the week of October 15.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Remember, before you start landscaping, it is a state law to contact Blue Stakes of Utah at least two (2) full business days (48 hours) prior to any digging, to locate and mark utility lines. Requests can be made by dialing 811, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Blue Stakes is a free service provided by local utility companies. Syracuse City is only responsible for marking City owned utility lines (Culinary and Secondary Water Mains, Sewer Mains, Land Drain Mains, Storm Drain Lines, and City owned Street Lighting). If you suspect that there are additional utilities on your property that have not been marked please contact the utility directly before excavation.
The city offers an RV dump for common RV wastewater at no charge for our residents. This is located at the city public works department.
Did you know that one of the best and simple ways to improve curb appeal to your home is by removing the overgrowth, sediment, and debris that collects in the curb and gutter over time?
Doing so, not only enhances the appeal of your home making it attractive, but also helps to keep our storm water clean before entering the pipes and ditches that empty into our Great Salt Lake. Clean gutters also improve water flow and prevents water ponding that often times leads to moss growth during hot conditions. Clean gutters also helps to reduce deterioration that occurs to our roads, thereby helping to extend the life of our roads.
Incorporating this simple practice into our routine yard maintenance will help to make our city a more attractive, clean, efficient, and healthy place to live!
Storm Water Management Plan
Illicit Discharge and Erosion Control Ordinance
Additional Useful Links
Division of Environmental Analysis