Public Works Update

Environmental: Pool and spa care:
• Store pool and spa chemicals in a manner to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered enclosure and out of reach of children and pets.
• Avoid copper-based algaecides, such as copper sulfate. At a concentration that is a mild irritant to humans, it is fatal to fish and other aquatic wildlife.
• Drain only when chlorine levels are very low, not detected by a chlorine test kit (less than 0.019 mg/L).
• Reuse water for landscaping areas whenever possible; avoid allowing the water to drain on neighboring properties.
• Drain only clean pool water. If it’s not safe for your yard, then it’s not safe to go down a storm drain.
• Any water that goes into a storm drain is not treated. Any pollution entering the storm drain makes the waterways unsafe for people and wildlife.

Secondary Water:

Q. What should I do if I experience low secondary water pressure?
A. You can begin by watering at a different time than your next-door neighbor. Otherwise, you may check your filter on yourSprinkling system. Once you have cleaned your filter and checked your sprinkling heads for obstruction and find the pressure to be low, please submit a fix-it request on the city website or call the Public Works Department at 801-825-7235.

Q. Is the secondary water valve in my park strip mine?

A. The valve just behind the curb is the city’s secondary water valve. This is used by the city in the event that you are away and there is a problem in your sprinkling system. You will need to install an additional valve and filter in close proximity to the city valve for you to maintain your system.

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