Storm Water

The Cottonwood Heights storm water program is committed to improving residents' quality of life through water quality enhancements, drainage infrastructure management, and flood hazard minimization.  The city maintains over 70 miles of storm drain infrastructure that ultimately drains into the Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake.  The city performs inspections of construction sites to confirm and enforce water-quality permits and carries out regular water quality monitoring of discharges into Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood Creek.  The main functions of the storm water program include:

 - Maintaining dependable storm water flood control facilities
 - Water quality controls and environmental protection
 - FEMA floodplain management within city limits