It is the mission and purpose of the South Valley Sewer District to provide public sanitary sewer service, including collection and treatment of sewage, to all properties located within the boundaries of the District in an orderly manner as rapidly as District finances will permit. The Board of Trustees retains the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the financial feasibility, location of, and time of installation of all extensions of the District’s sewer system.
South Valley Sewer District Overview
The South Valley Sewer District (fka Salt Lake County Sewerage Improvement District No. 1) was established in 1961 by resolution of the Salt Lake County Commission. On January 1, 2001 as a result of legislation enacted by the Utah State legislature, the District changed is name to the South Valley Sewer District.
Salt Lake County has no oversight responsibility over the District. Therefore, the District is not included by any other governmental reporting entity. The District is responsible for the collection and distribution of sewage effluent within the entities of Bluffdale, Draper, Riverton, South Jordan, Herriman, southern portion of Sandy, a small portion of West Jordan City and the unincorporated portions in the southwest area of the Salt Lake Valley (including Copperton).
The District has an estimated 860 miles (as of April 2014) of public sanitary sewer lines in the ground. The majority of the effluent collects from the west side and east side of the valley and flows toward the Jordan River, with main trunk lines that carry the effluent to one of two treatment facilities, Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility or South Valley Water Reclamation Facility. The exception to this is in Utah County where effluent flows south into the Timpanogos Improvement District in American Fork
The District is governed by seven members, known as the Board of Trustees. Members of the Board of Trustees are elected (three) and appointed (four) and have decision making authority, the authority to levy taxes, the power to designate management, the ability to significantly influence operation and primary accountability for fiscal matters.
SVSD Main Office1253 W. Jordan Basin Lane
Bluffdale, Utah 84065
Telephone: (801) 571-1166
FAX: (801) 571-5339
Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM excluding holidays.