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Our Mission

At South Valley Water Reclamation Facility, we are tasked with treating wastewater 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year.  We currently treat approximatley 20 million gallons of water a day.  The water discharged from this facility goes into the Jordan River and must be of a quality to meet the requirements of our NPDES permit. 

Treatment Process

Any water which you put down your sink, drain or toilet comes to our facility where the "dirty" water is treated to remove the contamination before the water is returned to the environment.  This is basically a three step process ... Learn more...

Conservation Tips

There are a number of easy ways to save water, and they all start with you. When you save water, you save money on your utility bills. Here are just a few ways... Learn more...

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Operator Trainee

South Valley Water Reclamation Facility is accepting applications for an Operator Trainee -- Must have knowledge of wastewater plant processes, routine maintenance, and operation of pumps and blowers associated with wastewater treatment. This position is a rotating 12 hour shift working days, nights, weekends, and holidays. High School graduate or equivalent, valid Utah driver's license, some wastewater experience preferred, and must obtain a Grade I wastewater certificate within 18 months from date of employment. This is a fulltime position with benefits. Annual Salary: $31,767. Physical/Drug testing is required. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water

1 Trillion Gallons of Water.

Sometimes when we hear numbers that large, it's hard to really conceive of what they mean. How much water is 1 trillion gallons, really?
Well, 1 trillion gallons of water is:

  • the amount of water in about 40 million swimming pools. 
  • the amount of water in about 24 billion baths.
  • the amount of water in Florida's Lake Okeechobee (669 square miles).
  • the amount of water used in one year by 11 million homes.

AND . . . 

  • the amount of water wasted every year by household water leaks. Washington Post

That's really an astounding figure. Every year, enough water to serve 11 million homes is needlessly wasted. (EPA ) Down the drain. That leaky faucet or constantly-running toilet is more than just an annoyance; it is wasting water at an alarming rate. 

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