The Plain City Public Works Department, under the direction of Dan Schuler and Assistant Director Jake Meibos, is responsible for street, curb, and signal design/maintenance, capital project design for street, sewer and storm drain, checking and approving City improvement plans, subdivision maps and lot line adjustments, traffic information including counts, speed studies, traffic signs and traffic signals, flood control information, and construction inspection. They provide development guidelines and public utility related project management.
On this site you will be able to obtain information regarding private development guidelines, standard construction details, department forms and applications for construction, and public utility related road closures/detour notifications.
Plain City Public Works ……………………………….(801) 731-4908
Dan Schuler (Public Works Director)……………(385) 466-1079
State of Utah Environmental Response……….(801) 536-4123
Utah Division of Water Quality…………………….(801) 538-4123
Weber/Morgan Health Department……………..(801) 591-7168
Hopefully, those of you living in subdivisions that have curb and gutter have noticed the street sweeper coming around twice a year. This is to help keep our streets clean and looking nice. Not to mention, it helps with the water quality in the receiving streams. If for some reason, there is a vehicle parked along the curb at the time it is being swept, we ask that the homeowner sweep out that section of curb. Also, if you are having any type of dirt delivered to your property, it is against the law to have it placed in the street, in the gutter or on the sidewalk.
If anyone notices a street light that is not operating properly, whether it is not coming on, staying on, or just looking bad, please give us a call, (801) 731-4908 we will be more than happy to get the problem resolved.
After all, lights that operate properly help keep the honest people honest.
Please bring your can in from the street as soon as possible after it has been emptied. We are seeing a lot of them being left out on the side of the street for extended periods of time. If they are brought in, it will help cut down on the cost of having to replace damaged cans and possibly stop them from disappearing.
Garbage Pickup (including Recycle bin) will be delayed by one day if the regular collection date, Monday or Tuesday, falls on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
The Plain City Council voted unanimously to institute a city-wide curb-side recycling program. Econo-Waste (our garbage hauler) has delivered a blue can to each resident within the city limits. Attached to the can are instructions on what items can be placed inside the can and when the pick-up dates will be. Blue cans will be picked up every other week on normal pick-up days. Black cans will continue to be picked up every week on normal pick-up day. This program will begin the 1 st of September and will cost each household $3.15 per month. The fee will be included on your Bona Vista bill. In September 2009, the city council will review the rate in hopes that this new program will lower the tipping fee for regular household garbage and hopefully that will mean a savings to you.
What is stormwater? Stormwater is water from rain, snow, and sleet. It travels down the gutter or off hard surfaces into the storm drain system and/or open drain ditches. Stormwater starts out clean. It is very rarely treated, unlike sewer. It is estimated that one-half of the pollutants in our waterways come from stormwater.
Where does stormwater end up? Stormwater flows directly into our rivers, creeks, ponds, and lakes. In Plain City, it is a very short distance to these receiving waters. Stormwater collects everything in its path from the open land, roadways, parking lots, construction sites, driveways, gutters, storm drains, and ditches and it all ends up in our rivers, creeks, and lakes.
What can I put in the storm drain? No chemicals of any kind should ever be put into the storm drain system, including gutters, catch basins, ditches, creeks, etc.! When someone does dispose of harmful items (gasoline, oil, antifreeze, paint products, pesticides, herbicides, etc.), they open themselves up to criminal prosecution, as well as a civil action obligating them for the cost of the cleanup. This will include all areas that it may affect downstream.
What about washing my car in the driveway? When washing your vehicles or other equipment, use environmentally safe soaps. Keep the wash water and rinse water on the grass as much as possible.
To reduce the impacts of runoff on urban streams, EPA expanded the Clean Water Act in 1987 to require municipalities to obtain permits for discharges of stormwater runoff. As a result, many communities have adopted regulations requiring developers to install stormwater management practices that reduce the rate and/or volume and remove pollutants from runoff generated on their development sites.
Just a reminder! If the power goes out, please refrain from using the facilities as much as possible. Currently, there are still nine of the seventeen sewer lift stations that do not have an emergency power source. This proves to be a challenge when the power is out.
We are still having a problem with illegal connections! Sump pumps are being tied into the sewer, usually inside of the house. This creates a large amount of water to be pumped and treated, which is a big cost to all of the residents of Plain City. If a sump pump is required at your home, the proper place for the water to drain is into the curb. If there are any questions, please call the office.
We are also experiencing issues with the lift station pumps in some areas. Sometimes cleaning cloths, even the “disposable” ones, have been flushed down the toilet and have become caught in the pumps causing costly problems. Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper. If the sewer pump jams, this could mean a backup in your home. The Public Works Department would appreciate your cooperation, so that won’t happen.