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  • Thursday Sep. 9

    Request for Proposals

    Public Engagement Tools
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    City of South Salt Lake

    Request for Proposals

    Public Engagement Tools

     

    The City of South Salt Lake (“City”) is seeking proposals from qualified, experienced, innovative firms and individuals (“Proponents”) for digital public engagement and communication tools to assist in reaching municipal stakeholders until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021. Submissions that are late, incomplete, or do not meet submission format will not be accepted. These proposals may include but are not limited to: project/meeting/event announcements; virtual town halls/discussions/forums; polls; surveys; alerts; interactive mapping; push notifications; applications; websites; or other digital engagement solutions.

     

    Specifications for the project can be obtained from the Utah State Procurement Website (formerly SciQuest) or by emailing the City Recorder’s Office at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

     

    The City reserves the right to reject all submissions or to waive any informality in any submissions if deemed in the best interest of the City. The City does not guarantee that a contract will be awarded following the submission deadline.

  • Wednesday Sep. 8

    Request for Proposals

    Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation
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    Request for Proposals
    City of South Salt Lake
    Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation

     

    The City of South Salt Lake is seeking proposals from qualified towing businesses for the purpose of providing towing services within South Salt Lake City. It is the intent of the City to establish a Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation List to be used when South Salt Lake City Police officers or South Salt Lake City Code Enforcement officers request the removal and/or towing of large motor vehicle(s).

    A detailed listing of scope of services, eligibility requirements and other information about this Request for Proposals may be obtained on the Utah Public Notice Website, SciQuest or by contacting the City Recorder’s office

    Responses will be accepted in person at South Salt Lake City Recorder’s office, 220 East Morris Ave, South Salt Lake, 84115 or via email to cburton@southsaltlakecity.com, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2021. Responses received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered.

    The City of South Salt Lake reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and to request additional information 

  • Wednesday Sep. 8

    Sign Up for CERT Training Today

    CERT Training
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    South Salt Lake Fire's CERT program was developed out of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency workforce. The CERT Program provides for community self-sufficiency through the development of multifunctional response teams who act as an adjunct to the city’s emergency services during major disasters. Click here to sign up for FREE Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) today!  In-person classes begin in November and online training needs to be completed prior to then.

  • Wednesday Sep. 8

    Request for Proposals

    Regular-Duty Towing Rotation
    more ▼ less ▲

    Request for Proposals
    City of South Salt Lake
    Regular-Duty Towing Rotation

     

    The City of South Salt Lake is seeking proposals from qualified towing businesses for the purpose of providing towing services within South Salt Lake City. It is the intent of the City to establish a Regular-Duty Towing Rotation List to be used when South Salt Lake City Police officers or South Salt Lake City Code Enforcement officers request the removal and/or towing of motor vehicle(s).

    A detailed listing of scope of services, eligibility requirements and other information about this Request for Proposals may be obtained on the Utah Public Notice Website, SciQuest or by contacting the City Recorder’s office

    Responses will be accepted in person at South Salt Lake City Recorder’s office, 220 East Morris Ave, South Salt Lake, 84115 or via email to cburton@southsaltlakecity.com, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2021. Responses received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered.

    The City of South Salt Lake reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and to request additional information from all responders.

  • Tuesday Sep. 7

    Civilian Review Board

    Applications Open
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    Open enrollment and applications for prospective Civilian Review Board members will begin on September 1 through September 30, 2021. 

    Job Description and Application Portal

     

    CRB Banner

     

    Sign up for Updates and Info relating to the SSL Civilian Review Board here.  

  • Friday Sep. 3

    Ranked Choice Voting


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    Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. This method will be used for the 2021 SSL Municipal Elections.

     

    Ranked Choice Voting Utah Flyer

     

    Find out More:

    SSL - Ranked Choice Voting

    Ranked Choice Voting Utah

  • Thursday Aug. 26

    September 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out all the latest City news and happenings in the September 2021 OTM Newsletter

  • Thursday Aug. 26

    Craftoberfest 2021 Call for Art Vendors


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    Calling all Artists Vendors!! Craftoberfest is back on October 9th! And we are looking for artist vendors to display and sell at this event, deadline is Sept 10th. To apply, visit sslarts.org/artist-vendor-application.

     

  • Wednesday Aug. 25

    Puncturevine: Let's Get Rid of It!


    more ▼ less ▲

    What can be done about noxious weeds, such as puncturevine (goatheads)?

    By mid-September, the seeds (goatheads) will have dried out and dropped into every nook and cranny, ready to attack! Goatheads are the spiny seedpods of the puncturevine that have dried out into hard burrs. The seeds can not only germinate all summer long but can be viable for 10 years! 

    Controlling noxious weeds, such as puncturevine is everyone's responsibility. To prevent seeds from spreading, early action is very important. Be sure to remove the entire plant and roots as well as pick up all seeds left behind (not an easy task). Wear thick gloves and bag up to dispose of. To prevent new plants from growing, they can be controlled with herbicides, weevils (a beetle) or weeding, but once seeded, the only solution is to remove the entire plant and seeds. 

    Property owners and businesses are required to keep noxious weeds, such as puncturevine under control to prevent their spread and damage. For more info, contact the SSL Department of Neighborhoods at 801-412-3622 or email sdunn@sslc.com.

     

    To read more about removing puncturevine, go here

  • Tuesday Aug. 24

    Now Hiring!

    Work for SSL
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    Full and part-time positions available.

    View job descriptions and apply

  • Saturday Aug. 21

    Creative Industries Zone

    New Downtown CIZ Brand Launch and Craftober Fest
    more ▼ less ▲

    One of the most exciting things in the City has been building a new downtown. This neighborhood is rising up out of the ground, but it isn’t just coming out of nowhere. It is being built in and around an industrial neighborhood that has long been home to many hidden small businesses that manufacture and craft products that we buy, eat and drink. Even better, many of these businesses are open for you to enjoy them. Welcome to the Creative Industries Zone!  

    A small, committed group of business owners and friends have been working together to remake this neighborhood while keeping it creative. So while they are behind the scenes making art, building furniture, and brewing beer, they are also out on the streets with the SSL Arts Council making their mark on the neighborhood.

    So what’s this funny light bulb with the eyeball all about? It’s about giving our Creative Industries Zone a symbol and making it more recognizable once you’ve there. It’s about giving you a clue that something creative is happening inside those walls. So the next time you come to the Creative Industries Zone for Craftoberfest or Mural Fest or a night out, look for the lightbulb and let it guide your way.

    Upcoming Creative Industries Zone Events

     SSL Arts Council Presents: 2021 Craftoberfest, Saturday, October 9th

  • Saturday Aug. 21

    Notice of Municipal Election

    South Salt Lake Municipal Election November 2, 2021
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                                                        CITY OF SOUTH SALT LAKE

                                       AMENDED NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

     

    The City of South Salt Lake will hold a Municipal General Election on November 2, 2021 to elect the following:

     

                Mayor – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 2 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 3 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District At-Large – 4 year term

     

    To qualify as a candidate a person must be:

    1.  A United States citizen at the time of filing

    2.  A legal resident of South Salt Lake for 12 consecutive months

         immediately preceding the date of the election

    3.  A registered voter of the municipality

    4.  A resident of the council district you are filing for

    5.  Not be a convicted felon unless the right to hold elective office has been restored.

    6.  Pay the $25 filing fee.

     

    The City Council has elected to use the Ranked Choice Voting method without a Primary Election.

     

    The candidate filing period is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Declaration of Candidacy forms or Nomination Petitions must be filed in person with the City Recorder’s Office at 220 East Morris Avenue, Suite 200, South Salt Lake, Utah, unless individuals are subject to Section 20A-9-203(3)(b) of the Utah Code.

     

    If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder’s office at 801.483.6027 or 801.483-6019 or by email at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

  • Thursday Aug. 19

    Rent a Roll Off Dumpster


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    SSL Residential garbage customers can rent a roll off dumpster for the low price of $25, yep you read that right.

    Complete and download the Roll Off Dumpster Agreement (make sure to include a valid phone number). All agreements must be signed. Email your completed agreement to utility@sslc.com, along with a list of the dates you'd prefer and we will call you to reserve the specific dates and take your payment over the phone. Don't have access to the internet? Call us 801-483-6074 and we'll help you with another option!

     

    General Schedule: delivered on Monday, picked up on Wednesday | delivered on Wednesday, picked up on Friday | delivered on Friday, picked up on Monday.

  • Wednesday Aug. 18

    Drought Response: Take Action!


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    Extreme drought calls for extreme water-saving measures. Small changes add up, so be sure to learn how to be even more water wise this season.

    Visit here for water conservation tips.

  • Saturday Jul. 31

    Join the Neighborhood Watch Mailing List!


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    Would you like to receive emails notifying you of upcoming Neighborhood Watch meetings, and receive occasional emails containing safety information or upcoming event information? Join our Neighborhood Watch mailing list! Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors, get to know representatives from the Police Department and other City departments, learn about various safety techniques, find out about events happening in your community and have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with City officials. CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • Thursday Jul. 29

    August 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. August's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • Wednesday Jul. 7

    Lifted- Water System Health Advisory


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    The Utah Division of Drinking Water has lifted the Water System Health Advisory issued on July 1, 2021.
     
    The SSL Water Division will continue to closely monitor the drinking water and promptly report findings to customers.
     
    We have taken 38 samples from residential and commercial tap locations throughout our service area in the past eight (8) days. The average Manganese level of these samples is 0.027. The highest concentration level of Manganese sampled from within a business or residence was 0.0616 ppm or approximately 1/5 of the health advisory limit set for infants.
  • Friday Jul. 2

    South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory


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    7/6/21

    We continue to work with the Utah Division of Drinking Water. Sampling continues and we are awaiting lab results of our Manganese levels. Results will be provided as soon as the City receives them. 

     

    To date, none of our increased level manganese samples have come from a residence or business. The sample sites of the increased level manganese have all been hydrant locations.

     

    The earth’s crust contains manganese, iron, and many other naturally occurring minerals. Our drinking water comes from the ground -- minerals exist in our wells and water mains. Over time, minerals precipitate out and fall to the bottom of our mains. Activation of a hydrant creates a rapid increase in velocity and stirs up the minerals that are resting on the bottom of mains. The increased flow at hydrants is likely to have created the increased mineral content at the hydrant sample locations.

     

    Bottled water continues to be available for SSL Water Customers at: Fire Station 41 --  2600 South Main Street.

     

    Public Notice for South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory

     

    Attention: South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customers

    Area: South of 2100 South to North of 3300 South

     

    On June 29, 2021 elevated levels of manganese [măng′gə-nēz′] were discovered in the South Salt Lake drinking water system. The high levels were found at hydrant testing sites. 

     

    This is not a violation of a regulation. There are no federal public health regulations for manganese in drinking water. This notice is being sent because the measured concentration of manganese is above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level.  

     

    Manganese is a naturally-occurring element. It is found in many foods and is considered an essential nutrient for humans and animals, because our bodies require it to function properly.  

     

    Elevated manganese levels WILL NOT cause negative health effects for most people, but can be harmful to infants under six months of age. It is recommended to avoid using tap water to prepare bottles or food for infants under six months of age until it is confirmed that manganese has been reduced to the advised level. Additionally, the elderly, and those with liver disease should not use tap water to prepare food. 

     

    Of note, brown discoloration in our water is caused by high iron content, not manganese. High iron content does not cause adverse health impacts. 

     

    If you are a South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customer (2100-3300 South) and in your household you have an infant under 6-months of age, occupants with liver disease or elderly occupants, bottled water is being made available at Fire Station 41 - 2600 South Main St. One case per household. 

     

    Lab results tested on July 1 have already shown a significant decrease in the level of detected manganese. The highest level of manganese samples taken July 1 was .8. Ongoing testing will continue and be made available to the public until the .3 advisory level is reached.

     

    See full notice for additional details.


    Email: connect@sslc.com with any questions

  • Thursday Jul. 1

    South Salt Lake Bans Fireworks for 2021 Season


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    Fire Chief Terry Addison, with support of Mayor Cherie Wood and the majority of the City Council, adopt Firework Restrictions within the municipal boundaries of South Salt Lake. Resolution R2021-07 passed June 23 by a majority City Council vote.

    To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, effective immediately and until further notice, fireworks, explosive devices, and open fires are prohibited in South Salt Lake. Residential barbecues are the only exception. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines and cost recovery of fire-fighting expenses for negligently started fires and may also result in the filing of criminal charges. 

     Salt Lake Valley Fire Chiefs - Skip a Year Video

  • 2021-09-09

    Request for Proposals

    Public Engagement Tools
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    City of South Salt Lake

    Request for Proposals

    Public Engagement Tools

     

    The City of South Salt Lake (“City”) is seeking proposals from qualified, experienced, innovative firms and individuals (“Proponents”) for digital public engagement and communication tools to assist in reaching municipal stakeholders until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021. Submissions that are late, incomplete, or do not meet submission format will not be accepted. These proposals may include but are not limited to: project/meeting/event announcements; virtual town halls/discussions/forums; polls; surveys; alerts; interactive mapping; push notifications; applications; websites; or other digital engagement solutions.

     

    Specifications for the project can be obtained from the Utah State Procurement Website (formerly SciQuest) or by emailing the City Recorder’s Office at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

     

    The City reserves the right to reject all submissions or to waive any informality in any submissions if deemed in the best interest of the City. The City does not guarantee that a contract will be awarded following the submission deadline.

  • 2021-09-08

    Request for Proposals

    Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation
    more ▼ less ▲

    Request for Proposals
    City of South Salt Lake
    Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation

     

    The City of South Salt Lake is seeking proposals from qualified towing businesses for the purpose of providing towing services within South Salt Lake City. It is the intent of the City to establish a Heavy-Duty Towing Rotation List to be used when South Salt Lake City Police officers or South Salt Lake City Code Enforcement officers request the removal and/or towing of large motor vehicle(s).

    A detailed listing of scope of services, eligibility requirements and other information about this Request for Proposals may be obtained on the Utah Public Notice Website, SciQuest or by contacting the City Recorder’s office

    Responses will be accepted in person at South Salt Lake City Recorder’s office, 220 East Morris Ave, South Salt Lake, 84115 or via email to cburton@southsaltlakecity.com, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2021. Responses received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered.

    The City of South Salt Lake reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and to request additional information 

  • 2021-09-08

    Sign Up for CERT Training Today

    CERT Training
    more ▼ less ▲

    South Salt Lake Fire's CERT program was developed out of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency workforce. The CERT Program provides for community self-sufficiency through the development of multifunctional response teams who act as an adjunct to the city’s emergency services during major disasters. Click here to sign up for FREE Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) today!  In-person classes begin in November and online training needs to be completed prior to then.

  • 2021-09-08

    Request for Proposals

    Regular-Duty Towing Rotation
    more ▼ less ▲

    Request for Proposals
    City of South Salt Lake
    Regular-Duty Towing Rotation

     

    The City of South Salt Lake is seeking proposals from qualified towing businesses for the purpose of providing towing services within South Salt Lake City. It is the intent of the City to establish a Regular-Duty Towing Rotation List to be used when South Salt Lake City Police officers or South Salt Lake City Code Enforcement officers request the removal and/or towing of motor vehicle(s).

    A detailed listing of scope of services, eligibility requirements and other information about this Request for Proposals may be obtained on the Utah Public Notice Website, SciQuest or by contacting the City Recorder’s office

    Responses will be accepted in person at South Salt Lake City Recorder’s office, 220 East Morris Ave, South Salt Lake, 84115 or via email to cburton@southsaltlakecity.com, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2021. Responses received after 3:00 p.m. will not be considered.

    The City of South Salt Lake reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and to request additional information from all responders.

  • 2021-09-07

    Civilian Review Board

    Applications Open
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    Open enrollment and applications for prospective Civilian Review Board members will begin on September 1 through September 30, 2021. 

    Job Description and Application Portal

     

    CRB Banner

     

    Sign up for Updates and Info relating to the SSL Civilian Review Board here.  

  • 2021-09-03

    Ranked Choice Voting


    more ▼ less ▲

    Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. This method will be used for the 2021 SSL Municipal Elections.

     

    Ranked Choice Voting Utah Flyer

     

    Find out More:

    SSL - Ranked Choice Voting

    Ranked Choice Voting Utah

  • 2021-08-26

    September 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out all the latest City news and happenings in the September 2021 OTM Newsletter

  • 2021-08-26

    Craftoberfest 2021 Call for Art Vendors


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    Calling all Artists Vendors!! Craftoberfest is back on October 9th! And we are looking for artist vendors to display and sell at this event, deadline is Sept 10th. To apply, visit sslarts.org/artist-vendor-application.

     

  • 2021-08-25

    Puncturevine: Let's Get Rid of It!


    more ▼ less ▲

    What can be done about noxious weeds, such as puncturevine (goatheads)?

    By mid-September, the seeds (goatheads) will have dried out and dropped into every nook and cranny, ready to attack! Goatheads are the spiny seedpods of the puncturevine that have dried out into hard burrs. The seeds can not only germinate all summer long but can be viable for 10 years! 

    Controlling noxious weeds, such as puncturevine is everyone's responsibility. To prevent seeds from spreading, early action is very important. Be sure to remove the entire plant and roots as well as pick up all seeds left behind (not an easy task). Wear thick gloves and bag up to dispose of. To prevent new plants from growing, they can be controlled with herbicides, weevils (a beetle) or weeding, but once seeded, the only solution is to remove the entire plant and seeds. 

    Property owners and businesses are required to keep noxious weeds, such as puncturevine under control to prevent their spread and damage. For more info, contact the SSL Department of Neighborhoods at 801-412-3622 or email sdunn@sslc.com.

     

    To read more about removing puncturevine, go here

  • 2021-08-24

    Now Hiring!

    Work for SSL
    more ▼ less ▲

    Full and part-time positions available.

    View job descriptions and apply

  • 2021-08-21

    Creative Industries Zone

    New Downtown CIZ Brand Launch and Craftober Fest
    more ▼ less ▲

    One of the most exciting things in the City has been building a new downtown. This neighborhood is rising up out of the ground, but it isn’t just coming out of nowhere. It is being built in and around an industrial neighborhood that has long been home to many hidden small businesses that manufacture and craft products that we buy, eat and drink. Even better, many of these businesses are open for you to enjoy them. Welcome to the Creative Industries Zone!  

    A small, committed group of business owners and friends have been working together to remake this neighborhood while keeping it creative. So while they are behind the scenes making art, building furniture, and brewing beer, they are also out on the streets with the SSL Arts Council making their mark on the neighborhood.

    So what’s this funny light bulb with the eyeball all about? It’s about giving our Creative Industries Zone a symbol and making it more recognizable once you’ve there. It’s about giving you a clue that something creative is happening inside those walls. So the next time you come to the Creative Industries Zone for Craftoberfest or Mural Fest or a night out, look for the lightbulb and let it guide your way.

    Upcoming Creative Industries Zone Events

     SSL Arts Council Presents: 2021 Craftoberfest, Saturday, October 9th

  • 2021-08-21

    Notice of Municipal Election

    South Salt Lake Municipal Election November 2, 2021
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                                                        CITY OF SOUTH SALT LAKE

                                       AMENDED NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

     

    The City of South Salt Lake will hold a Municipal General Election on November 2, 2021 to elect the following:

     

                Mayor – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 2 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District 3 – 4 year term

                City Council Member District At-Large – 4 year term

     

    To qualify as a candidate a person must be:

    1.  A United States citizen at the time of filing

    2.  A legal resident of South Salt Lake for 12 consecutive months

         immediately preceding the date of the election

    3.  A registered voter of the municipality

    4.  A resident of the council district you are filing for

    5.  Not be a convicted felon unless the right to hold elective office has been restored.

    6.  Pay the $25 filing fee.

     

    The City Council has elected to use the Ranked Choice Voting method without a Primary Election.

     

    The candidate filing period is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Declaration of Candidacy forms or Nomination Petitions must be filed in person with the City Recorder’s Office at 220 East Morris Avenue, Suite 200, South Salt Lake, Utah, unless individuals are subject to Section 20A-9-203(3)(b) of the Utah Code.

     

    If you have questions, please contact the City Recorder’s office at 801.483.6027 or 801.483-6019 or by email at cburton@sslc.com or aandrus@sslc.com.

  • 2021-08-19

    Rent a Roll Off Dumpster


    more ▼ less ▲

    SSL Residential garbage customers can rent a roll off dumpster for the low price of $25, yep you read that right.

    Complete and download the Roll Off Dumpster Agreement (make sure to include a valid phone number). All agreements must be signed. Email your completed agreement to utility@sslc.com, along with a list of the dates you'd prefer and we will call you to reserve the specific dates and take your payment over the phone. Don't have access to the internet? Call us 801-483-6074 and we'll help you with another option!

     

    General Schedule: delivered on Monday, picked up on Wednesday | delivered on Wednesday, picked up on Friday | delivered on Friday, picked up on Monday.

  • 2021-08-18

    Drought Response: Take Action!


    more ▼ less ▲

    Extreme drought calls for extreme water-saving measures. Small changes add up, so be sure to learn how to be even more water wise this season.

    Visit here for water conservation tips.

  • 2021-07-31

    Join the Neighborhood Watch Mailing List!


    more ▼ less ▲

    Would you like to receive emails notifying you of upcoming Neighborhood Watch meetings, and receive occasional emails containing safety information or upcoming event information? Join our Neighborhood Watch mailing list! Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors, get to know representatives from the Police Department and other City departments, learn about various safety techniques, find out about events happening in your community and have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with City officials. CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • 2021-07-29

    August 2021 OTM Newsletter


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    Find out the latest news and happenings in South Salt Lake. August's On The Move Newsletter is out now!

  • 2021-07-07

    Lifted- Water System Health Advisory


    more ▼ less ▲
    The Utah Division of Drinking Water has lifted the Water System Health Advisory issued on July 1, 2021.
     
    The SSL Water Division will continue to closely monitor the drinking water and promptly report findings to customers.
     
    We have taken 38 samples from residential and commercial tap locations throughout our service area in the past eight (8) days. The average Manganese level of these samples is 0.027. The highest concentration level of Manganese sampled from within a business or residence was 0.0616 ppm or approximately 1/5 of the health advisory limit set for infants.
  • 2021-07-02

    South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory


    more ▼ less ▲

    7/6/21

    We continue to work with the Utah Division of Drinking Water. Sampling continues and we are awaiting lab results of our Manganese levels. Results will be provided as soon as the City receives them. 

     

    To date, none of our increased level manganese samples have come from a residence or business. The sample sites of the increased level manganese have all been hydrant locations.

     

    The earth’s crust contains manganese, iron, and many other naturally occurring minerals. Our drinking water comes from the ground -- minerals exist in our wells and water mains. Over time, minerals precipitate out and fall to the bottom of our mains. Activation of a hydrant creates a rapid increase in velocity and stirs up the minerals that are resting on the bottom of mains. The increased flow at hydrants is likely to have created the increased mineral content at the hydrant sample locations.

     

    Bottled water continues to be available for SSL Water Customers at: Fire Station 41 --  2600 South Main Street.

     

    Public Notice for South Salt Lake Water System Health Advisory

     

    Attention: South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customers

    Area: South of 2100 South to North of 3300 South

     

    On June 29, 2021 elevated levels of manganese [măng′gə-nēz′] were discovered in the South Salt Lake drinking water system. The high levels were found at hydrant testing sites. 

     

    This is not a violation of a regulation. There are no federal public health regulations for manganese in drinking water. This notice is being sent because the measured concentration of manganese is above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level.  

     

    Manganese is a naturally-occurring element. It is found in many foods and is considered an essential nutrient for humans and animals, because our bodies require it to function properly.  

     

    Elevated manganese levels WILL NOT cause negative health effects for most people, but can be harmful to infants under six months of age. It is recommended to avoid using tap water to prepare bottles or food for infants under six months of age until it is confirmed that manganese has been reduced to the advised level. Additionally, the elderly, and those with liver disease should not use tap water to prepare food. 

     

    Of note, brown discoloration in our water is caused by high iron content, not manganese. High iron content does not cause adverse health impacts. 

     

    If you are a South Salt Lake Drinking Water Customer (2100-3300 South) and in your household you have an infant under 6-months of age, occupants with liver disease or elderly occupants, bottled water is being made available at Fire Station 41 - 2600 South Main St. One case per household. 

     

    Lab results tested on July 1 have already shown a significant decrease in the level of detected manganese. The highest level of manganese samples taken July 1 was .8. Ongoing testing will continue and be made available to the public until the .3 advisory level is reached.

     

    See full notice for additional details.


    Email: connect@sslc.com with any questions

  • 2021-07-01

    South Salt Lake Bans Fireworks for 2021 Season


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    Fire Chief Terry Addison, with support of Mayor Cherie Wood and the majority of the City Council, adopt Firework Restrictions within the municipal boundaries of South Salt Lake. Resolution R2021-07 passed June 23 by a majority City Council vote.

    To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, effective immediately and until further notice, fireworks, explosive devices, and open fires are prohibited in South Salt Lake. Residential barbecues are the only exception. Violations of these restrictions may result in fines and cost recovery of fire-fighting expenses for negligently started fires and may also result in the filing of criminal charges. 

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