Cottonwood Improvement District is a Local District of
the State of Utah, established in 1955 by a resolution of
the Salt Lake County Commission. The District is governed
by a three-member, elected Board of Trustees. Its purpose
is to collect and treat wastewater within a 22.5 square
mile area which includes portions of Cottonwood Heights
City, Sandy City, Murray City, Midvale City and
unincorporated Salt Lake County.
Proper collection and treatment of wastewater protects
public health and helps to maintain water quality in our
streams and lakes.
Our goal as a District is to provide a high level of
service while minimizing costs. We provide a high level of
service through a rigorous maintenance program and by
planning to ensure sufficient capacity within the system.
Avoiding sewer overflows into basements, or onto roadways
and into streams, is our highest priority.
The District owns and maintains 322 miles of pipelines
and serves a population of 125,000. Each day approximately
10 million gallons of wastewater is collected and conveyed
to the Central Valley Water Reclamation facility where it
is cleaned and treated to meet State and Federal
standards, and then discharged to the Jordan River.
Cottonwood Improvement District owns about a 19% share in
Capital improvement projects are a very important part
of what we do to complete our mission and are where the
majority of District revenues are spent. Currently the
Central Valley treatment plant is undergoing renovation
and upgrading to treat wastewater to new standards. These
standards are imposed by the State of Utah Division of
Water Quality and must be met by the year 2025. The
Districtís share of costs at Central Valley have risen
significantly over the past several years and will
continue to rise as construction projects are funded. The
total cost of the Central Valley renovation is expected to
be 350 million dollars, with Cottonwood Improvement
District paying about 19%, or 67 million of the total.
Additional capital improvement projects are needed within
the Districtís collection system to meet capacity needs
and repair or replace aging infrastructure. Every patron
of the District helps to pay these costs through user fees
and property taxes.