The Public Works Department manages and maintains over 50 miles of roads within the City, including snow removal. Public Works also manages and maintains the culinary and secondary water system, and works in cooperation with Orem City to maintain the sewer system, which runs to the Orem City Waste Water Treatment Plant. Public Works staff also manages the City’s excellent storm drainage system, which continues to be improved as funding is available. The Public Works Director is also the cemetery sexton. Cemetery plots can be purchased and burial arrangements made by contacting the Public Works Department. Engineering functions are provided through a contract with JUB Engineers.
PUBLIC WORKS (SEWER, WATER, STORM WATER, OR STREETS) AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES CALL 801- 229-7070
SECONDARY WATER SYSTEM TO SHUT DOWN FOR THE WINTER
The pressurized irrigation system will be shut off on or around October 15th. Please plan your watering schedules accordingly. When the system is shut down please be sure to turn off your sprinkler system, open any manual drains and close the main valve in your PI box. This will prevent unintended flooding in the spring, and may help avoid frozen and broken pipes this winter. In order to close your main valve, open the green PI box located somewhere in the yard, typically near the sidewalk or street. When you open the lid be sure to look for spiders that like to hide in these types of spaces! To close the valve, turn the valve handle or key so it is perpendicular to the pipe. Then replace the lid making sure it is securely in place. Every season there are a handful of residents who forget to do these very important steps and suffer unnecessary flooding in the spring. Please don’t be the one affected next spring and take the time now to completely turn off your sprinkling system. Thanks!