Where Does Your Water Come From?

Whether running a load of laundry, cooking, bathing, or drinking a glass of water, WaterPro is committed to delivering quality water to our customers. This issue contains important information about water quality, as detailed in the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), and information on water sources WaterPro uses for its customers.

WaterPro is fortunate to both own and operate its treatment plant. Our company gets culinary (drinking water) from several sources, including Bear Canyon, Corner Canyon, Bell’s Canyon, Little and Big Willow Creeks, and various wells. Our treatment plant treats approximately 6.6 million gallons a day. According to our Senior Water Operator Brett Robbins, “Currently, with the high-water flow, the treatment plant is receiving 5000 gallons per minute.” This water flows through a turbine that produces enough summer power to run the treatment plant. Generating our own electricity and selling any surplus to Rocky Mountain Power, helps offset treatment expenses. These savings are reflected in reduced costs to our customers.

During runoff season, some customers notice a blue or green tinge in their culinary water. This happens because water from the mountains can pick up color as it flows through leaves and twigs. The color only affects the aesthetics of the water and not the water quality. Once mountain runoff has diminished, culinary water is supplemented with additional well water. Jordan Valley Conservancy District also provides our system with culinary water during peak times.

Some customers have pressurized irrigation water to use on their landscapes. This water comes from mountain runoff, when available, and Utah Lake. Water from Utah Lake is pumped up to our “pond” on South Mountain and allowed to settle before being put in the lines. However, customers should have a filter installed in their sprinkling system to remove sediment that can clog sprinklers. Your filter should be cleaned regularly so the pressure in your lines does not decrease.

WaterPro is in the process of working on a recycled water project. When this process is completed, recycled culinary wastewater will be used to supplement Utah Lake water for landscape use. This project should be completed within a few years. We look forward to providing this new resource to our customers!