The Water Reclamation Nutrient Project will reconstruct the 55-year old water reclamation facility and implement an additional treatment process to meet new regulatory total phosphorus limits, increase system resiliency, and provide for future expansion. The City is required to meet the new total phosphorus limit of 1 mg/L by state rule by January 1, 2025. At completion, the City will discharge lower nutrient concentrations into the Great Salt Lake. In addition, the project will increase the system's resiliency to seismic and flooding events.
- Enables Salt Lake City to comply with the new state nutrient discharge rule for total phosphorus limits by January 1, 2025 deadline.
- Increases the system’s resiliency by bringing the structure up to current building and seismic codes.
- Saves Salt Lake City an estimated $102 million from financing with a WIFIA loan compared to typical market financing.
- Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (PDF)(1 pg, 268 K)