Storm Water Division

The Storm Water Utility is a division of Public Works. We operate and maintain the city's storm drains year-round to prevent flooding and water pollution within Woods Cross City.
Storm drains are a series of pipes and other structural facilities that convey water away from developed areas. This storm water collection and runoff system is separate and not connected in any manner to the wastewater (sewer) collection system.
Storm water is not filtered, cleaned, or treated before it is released into channels, streams, or wetlands, so it can be a pollutant if it is not kept clean. It is a Federal, State, and Municipal offense to put anything other than normal storm runoff, with some exceptions, into a storm drain.
If you see anyone illegally dumping or discharging chemicals, oil, paint, or other pollutants in gutters or storm drains, immediately report it by calling a 24-hour number at 801-525-2806 or 801-726-1196.
For all illicit discharges, questions, or concerns regarding storm drainage, please contact: Woods Cross Public Works - Scott Anderson, director at 801-292-4421 or email
Environmental Issues
You can help keep storm water clean by never dumping chemicals, oils, or cleaning fluids down storm drains. Remember: 
"If you can't drink it - don't dump it"
Woods Cross City ordinance prohibits dumping or storing dirt, mulch, gravel, etc. on city streets. More stringent EPA rules closely regulate what goes into storm drains and citations could be issued to residents/contractor/developers who put dirt, mulch, gravel, etc. on city streets.
Many times people pollute water and don't know they are doing it. Now you know, here are a few things you can do:
  • Wash the family car on the lawn, not on the road or driveway.
  • Never dump anything down the storm drain. It is meant only for rainwater.
  • Clean up after your pet. Bring bags along when you walk your dog and encourage others to do the same.
  • Don't leave grass clippings and leaves in the street when you do the yard work. use them for fertilizer, compost them, or bag them.
  • Don't litter.
  • Use water wisely and encourage others to do the same.
  • Don't put gas or motor oil in the gutter.
  • Don't put household cleaners or paint in the gutter.
  • Don't wash pesticides or solvents down the gutter.
  • Don't wash radiator fluid down the gutter.

Want to know where you can get rid of that old paint, pesticide, used oil, etc.?  Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District has a Household Hazardous Waste Program.  See their website for details. 


Storm water Pollution Protection Brochures