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Sewer Billing

NOT ALL PROPERTIES IN SOUTH SALT LAKE USE OUR SEWER SERVICES. CHECK OUT OUR MAP TO SEE WHICH DISTRICTS YOUR RESIDENCE FALLS UNDER.

How It Works

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Your Sewer fee is calculated based on your overall winter water use. Residents who use more water during winter months -- regardless of what the water is being used for -- will pay a higher sewer fee.

Water used during the months of November-April is divided into a monthly average. Water use averages are calculated every July 1st, which is the beginning of the fiscal year. This average is then multiplied at the sewer rate. The current sewer rate is $7.00 per 1,000 gallons of water.  Rates are scheduled to change to $9.00 on July 1st, 2020.

For example, if this is your sewer usage:

MONTH

USAGE

(Thousands  of Gallons)

December

10

January

10

February

15

March

20

April

25  

TOTAL

80

You will divide the Total Usage (80) by the number of months (5) to get your average monthly use. In this case, your new sewer average would be 16.

You then multiply your average monthly usage by the sewer rate: 16 x $7.00 = $112.00.

The amount you will be billed for sewer each month from July 1st to June 30th the following year is $112.00. This will not change again until July 1st the following year, when sewer averages are recalculated.

Additional Information:

SEWER RATE INCREASE

The South Salt Lake City Council authorized an increase of $2 per 1000 gallons to the base fee of the sewer rate. The new base fee of $9 per 1,000 gallons will take effect on July 1, 2020. 

The reason for the increase is to fund the renovations and upgrades that are being implemented at the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility. The City must contribute approximately 6% of the cost of construction. The City has secured a Hardship Grant for $2 million, along with a 0%-interest loan for the remaining $9,248,000 needed to cover our portion of the cost of this project.

NEW OWNERS

For new owners who do not have an average to base their sewer rate on, your water use average will be 5,000 gallons per month per unit until the following year.

Commercial Sewer Use

Contact the Utility Billing office for additional information on Commercial sewer use, or if you are part of the Mount Olympus Improvement District.

FAQs:

How do I know whether I am part of South Salt Lake’s sewer district?

Some homes and businesses in South Salt Lake fall under the Mount Olympus Improvement District sewer services. We’ve created this map to show residents which district they are part of.

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Utility Billing

220 East Morris Ave, Ste. 200
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

801-483-6074
utility@sslc.com
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