The mission of the Public Works Department is to deliver superior municipal services to our residents, and to effectively develop, manage and operate the public infrastructure and assets that are the foundation of the City’s health, safety and welfare.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the municipal services that provide culinary water supply and distribution, secondary water supply and distribution, storm water control, street maintenance, collection of sewer effluent, snow removal and street lighting. These services provide the physical public infrastructure upon which a community is built. The Public Works Department is committed to providing a service level that will allow the City of Saratoga Springs to grow and prosper.
Although it is uncommon, the City of Saratoga Springs can be susceptible to flooding problems due to melting snow. Other potential flooding could come from a dramatic rises in Utah Lake or water that may come from West Canyon through the Tickville Wash.
Mosquito Abatement is handled by the Utah County Health Department.
The City of Saratoga Springs has a Sanitary Sewer Management Plan.
During snowstorms the city crew operates as many as 5 snowplows, removing snow and salting roads around the clock if necessary. The Public Works department plows approximately 90 miles of road equating to 180 miles of plowing.
A list of the road construction projects that are taking place in the city.
- Snow Removal
Storm water is the runoff from precipitation (Rain or Snow Melt) that is not absorbed into the ground and flows over land surfaces entering our Lakes and Streams. As the water travels across land it collects debris, sediment, yard waste, engine oils, lawn fertilizers, herbicides, and other pollutants that negatively impact our lakes, streams and drinking water.
Citizens Helping With Storm Water
View the various ways citizens can get involved and take an active role in dealing with storm water in the area.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
State and Federal law requires a Storm Water Pollution Plan for all developments exceeding one acre including projects less than one acre that are part of a larger common plan of development.
- Citizens Helping With Storm Water
Cross-Connection & Backflow
The City of Saratoga Springs does not allow residential cross connections, nor does it allow cross connections of any type without the aid of a backflow prevention device. Every business where a backflow prevention assembly is installed must have it tested annually.
Providing the best water quality possible is a goal of Public Works. We work hard to protect your water resources and to ensure your drinking water meets the highest standards.
One source contributing to the drinking water system in the City of Saratoga Springs is groundwater that comes from several City-owned wells. City Code 18.06.02.1.c acknowledges the importance of protecting the quality of receiving waters, including groundwater sources. Any property within proximity to groundwater sources throughout the city has the potential of discharging contaminants that may be introduced to the groundwater supply and contaminate the drinking water. The City of Saratoga Springs would like to request your cooperation in protecting the drinking water supply. Potential contaminants of concern include fertilizers, pesticides, and household hazardous wastes stored or used at your property. Downloadable fact sheets describing proper handling, storage, and use of these materials are available below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Public Works at 801-766-6506. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Irrigation Calculator
- Landscaping Requirements and Suggestions
- My Water Use
The City of Saratoga Springs has a complete pressurized secondary water system built specifically for outside uses such as irrigating landscaping. The water for this system comes from three irrigation grade water wells, the Utah Lake Distributing Canal, and the Spring Creek Canal.
Water is one of the most important resources we have in the State of Utah, and also one of the most limited. Utah is the second driest State in the Country yet it has one of the highest water usages per capita.
- Water Forgiveness Program
- Water Shortage Response Plan
- Cross-Connection & Backflow