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The Storm Water Division is committed to safely delivering storm water to drainage outfalls and minimizing any potential flooding through aggressive cleaning and maintenance of the storm drain system.
West Jordan Stormwater Department
8030 S. 4000 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Open Monday through Friday, excluding all state and federal holidays.
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Storm Water Utility & Fees
The Storm Water system consists of all gutters, grates, detention ponds, storm inlets, pipes, culverts and any drainage system used to collect rainwater and snowmelt, and deliver it to appropriate streams in order to prevent flooding and property damage throughout the city.
The West Jordan City Council approved a new Storm Water Utility fee, which was included on residential and commercial utility bills beginning January 1, 2011. The Storm Water fee is necessary to provide funding to clean and maintain the storm water system. The fee appears as a separate item called “Storm Water” on the West Jordan utility bill, along with water, sewer, garbage, and lights. Single family homes and duplex residences will be billed for 1 ERU (equivalent residential unit) each month. Commercial properties will be billed the same rate per ERU of property (1 ERU = quarter acre). See the Uniform Fee Schedule for current rates. Agricultural and vacant properties are exempt.
All residents and businesses in West Jordan benefit from the citywide Storm Water system. If the system did not exist, roads throughout the city would become flooded after every rainstorm and travel would be impeded. In order to be fair, we all must help bear the cost of maintaining the storm water system since we all benefit from it.
The City recognizes that some properties have curb and gutter that drain directly into the Storm Water system, and some properties do not. The location of storm gutters, drains, grates, pipes, or detention/retention ponds does not determine who is charged the monthly Storm Water fee. The Storm Water fee is applied to all developed or occupied residential and commercial properties in West Jordan since we all benefit from the citywide system.
Click to read the complete “Storm Water Fee Billing Policy.”