Improvement District is a wastewater collection
agency. Our goal is to set the standard in the
industry for the operation and maintenance of a
collection system and to protect the environment and
public health. This is accomplished by
maintaining the infrastructure of the collection
system to prevent sewage from backing up into homes or
overflowing from manholes onto public roadways.
It is collected and transported through a network of
mainlines and trunk lines to the Central Valley Water
Reclamation Facility for treatment and final disposal
and/or reuse of the treated water and bio solids for
District presently serves over 24,000 customers with
an estimated population of over 125,000 people.
This does not include the population of Big and Little
Cottonwood Canyons, which we also serve. We
presently maintain approximately 300 miles of
collection and trunk lines with over 7,000
manholes. These numbers are increasing each year
as new construction continues.
the past two years, the District has invested over
$7,000,000 in construction of new lines within the
District to relieve overloaded conditions in specific
areas. Cottonwood’s infrastructure is
aging. As a result, we are under constant
pressure to find cost effective repair options to
reduce infiltration, which increases treatment plant
loads, adds treatment costs and increases the risk of
sanitary sewer overflows.
preventative maintenance program increases each year
as the District ages. One third of the District
sewer lines are over 50 years old and one third of the
District sewer lines are over 30 years old. The
repair and replacement of old lines increase yearly.
costs have increased. Our fuel cost alone has
doubled in the past three years. It will be
necessary for the District to increase its service
fees as costs increase. EPA and the State set
the standards that the wastewater must meet before
discharging to the receiving waters of the State of
Utah. These standards result in an increasing
cost of treatment.
Board of Trustees and management of the District are
doing everything possible to keep down the cost and
operate as efficiently as possible and still provide
the service we have pledged to provide to our