The Plain City Public Works Department, under the direction of Bren Edwards and Assistant Director Jake Meibos, is responsible for street, curb, signal design and 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 City construction details, department forms and applications, and construction, and public utility related road closures/detours.
Plain City Public Works .....................................(801) 731-4908
State of Utah Environmental Response..........(801) 536-4123
Utah Division of Water Quality.........................(801) 538-4123
Weber/Morgan Health Department.................(801) 591-7168
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.
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.