Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

Project Prologue

Wastewater Needs

Wastewater Needs Survey

June 2000

A report was prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s to identify Utah’s capital needs for wastewater infrastructure over the next 20 years.

The report presented the potential capital costs for publicly-owned municipal wastewater collection and treatment, municipal storm water management, and NPS pollution control needs as of January 1, 2000. Information and data was obtained by collecting planning level documents prepared by local municipalities and districts.

Based upon information gather Utah’s capital costs for infrastructure that will meet the state’s wastewater needs through 2020 were $848 million dollars, including $421 million for treatment facilities, $412 million for sewer system, and $15 million for storm water and non-point. No capital costs were considered if no plans had been prepared to substantiate the costs.

Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service