South Valley Sewer District maintains a wastewater collection system which is a network of pipes, pumping stations, and other equipment. This system collects wastewater at its source such as homes or industry and conveys it to a facility for treatment and disposal. This protects the public’s health and prevents disease.
Whenever possible gravity is used to convey the wastewater to water reclamation facilities. Where pipeline excavation is not possible because of rock or there is not enough topographic relief (i.e., flat area) pumping stations are used.
Most of the collection system delivers wastewater to the District’s Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility located in Riverton. A small portion along the north end of the District’s boundary is delivered to the South Valley Water Reclamation Facility in West Jordan. There is a pumping station located in South Jordan that delivers wastewater southward to the facility.
To see if your business or house is located within the District boundaries, click below.
The District has an estimated 1,000 miles (as of December 2020) of public sanitary sewer lines in the ground over an area of 110 square miles. The majority of the wastewater flows from the east and west side of the valley toward the Jordan River, where three main trunk lines convey it to either the Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility (JBWRF) or the South Valley Water Reclamation Facility (SVWRF). The exception to this is Draper City in Utah County where effluent flows south into the Timpanogos Special Service District (TSSD).
RV Dump Sites in South Valley Sewer District Boundaries
Below you can find 5 different locations within the District boundaries where you can dump. The information is current as of July 2015.
1977 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
13893 Bangerter Pkwy
Draper, UT 84020
10419 South 4000 West
South Jordan, UT 84095
293 East 12300 South
Draper , UT 84020
5625 West 13100 South
Herriman , UT 84096
RV dump sites are intended for personal recreational vehicles only. Please report any commercial or suspicious activities to the District offices.
In accordance with SVSD Pretreatment Rules and Regulations, the following substances are prohibited from being introduced into the publicly owned treatment works (POTW) (sanitary sewer collection system or treatment plant) at any point, including RV dump sites:
- Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the sewer system, including but not limited to, wastestreams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less than 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
- Pollutants which will cause corrosive structural damage to the POTW, but in no case discharges with pH lower than 5.0.
- Pollutants which will cause corrosive structural damage to the POTW, but in no case discharges with a pH of more than 12.0;
- Solid or viscous pollutants in amounts which will cause obstruction of the flow in the POTW resulting in interference;
- Any pollutant, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, TSS, etc.), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which will cause interference with the POTW;
- Heat in amounts which will inhibit biological activity in the POTW resulting in interference, but in no case heat in such quantities that the temperature at the treatment plant exceeds 40 °C (104 °F).
- Petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
- Petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin exceeding 100mg/l;
- Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems;
- Storm water, surface water, groundwater, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the SVSD.
- Hauled waste of any kind, including septic tank, grease interceptor and industrial waste.
Don’t Flush Trash
The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet, other than human bodily waste, is toilet paper. Other items, such as feminine hygiene products, wrappers, baby wipes and Swiffers can cause backups in sewer mains and laterals and damage sewer pumps.
Toilets are only meant for one activity, and you know what we’re talking about! When the wrong thing is flushed, results can include costly backups on your own property or problems at your local wastewater treatment plant. That’s why it’s so important to treat toilets properly and flush only your personal contributions to the local wastewater treatment plant.
Don’t flush any items like:
- Baby wipes and diapers
- Flushable wipes
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- Feminine hygiene products
- Rags and towels
- Cotton swabs
- Candy and/or food wrappers
- Clothing labels
- Cleaning sponges
- Plastic items of any description
- Aquarium gravel or kitty litter
- Rubber items such as latex gloves
- Cigarette butts
- Sanitary napkins
- Disposable toilet brushes.
Don’t Put Grease Down the Drain
Residents should not allow excessive amounts of grease to enter sink drains and/or garbage disposals. Grease is a major cause of sewer blockages and sanitary sewer overflows.
The following information is provided in order to help educate the public on the problems and costs associated with the improper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG). It is a goal of the SVSD to reduce the number of sanitary sewer overflows that are caused by FOG.
Disposing of used cooking oil and grease down a sink drain can be costly both to the homeowner as well as the SVSD. Grease disposed of in sinks and drains can cause sewer line clogs and backups into homes and businesses, sewage overflowing into the streets and waterways, and adverse impacts to public health and the environment.
When FOG is disposed of into sewer lines in any amount, it can seriously degrade the sewer collection system’s ability to move wastewater. Grease accumulates directly on sewer pipe walls, thus decreasing the carrying capacity of the pipe. As a result, SVSD crews must increase the frequency of sewer line cleaning, maintenance, and replacement. FOG is difficult to process at wastewater treatment facilities. Ultimately, these issues can translate into higher operating and maintenance expenses, which can impact your sewer rates. Homeowners can also suffer the expense of having to pay a plumber to respond to a clogged sinks, drains and private sewer lines.
The solution to FOG problems begins in your home and with your actions. Here are a few tips you can use to keep FOG out of the sewer system:
- Never pour oil or grease down sink drains or toilets.
- Scrape food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, grills and cooking surfaces into the trash.
- Pour oil and grease into containers such as an empty jar or coffee can. Once the material has cooled and solidified, secure the lid and place it in the trash.
- Don’t pour grease down garbage disposals. Put baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids, and empty the drain baskets/strainers into the trash.
- Tell your family, friends and neighbors about problems associated with grease in the sewer system and how to keep it out.
Don’t Flush Old Prescription Drugs
Please see this informative pamphlet put together by the Water Environment Federation for more information.
What Do I Do with Old Prescription Drugs
The Salt Lake Valley Health Department has put together a list of locations to take old prescription drugs.
Prescription Medication Disposal
For more information about the proper disposal of FOG and how these materials affect your environment and community, please call SVSD/JBWRF (385) 202-2777.
The South Valley Sewer District regularly maintains every sewer main line in the sewer system. District owned lines are typically 8-inch or larger and located in a public right-of-way or easement. The pipes that are accessible by maintenance equipment are cleaned approximately every 18 months and televised approximately every 5 years. Others are visually inspected annually.
How can I help the District maintain the system?
Residents can help by maintaining their sewer laterals and reducing water usage whenever possible, particularly during wet weather. Repairing or replacing a damaged sewer lateral reduces the amount of groundwater infiltration into the sewer system and prevents overflows.
Why does my sewer lateral require regular servicing?
A sewer lateral is the line that runs from a residence to the sewer main located in the street. In older residences, the lateral may be as old as the home itself and may require repair or replacement. If you have trees in the vicinity of your lateral, the roots may have damaged the lateral, causing backups. If you are required to have your sewer lateral serviced on a regular basis, it is an indication that it needs to be repaired or replaced. The District recommends that when a home is sold, the sewer lateral be inspected and repaired or replaced if necessary. The District can provide a list of qualified contractors for inspection or repairs.
The South Valley Sewer District does not accept hauled waste of any kind at any location.
For a list of licensed liquid waste haulers please visit SLVHD website.