Clean creeks and rivers are important to Riverton City.  Storm water runoff is not treated and storm drain systems are completely different systems than the sanitary sewer system.  Storm water runoff drains directly to streams, creeks, rivers, canals and all storm drains end up in the Jordan River or into groundwater.  Anything we purposely or unintentionally leave on roads will pollute these water resources.  Jordan River, groundwater and all waterways are valuable resources for everybody and wildlife.  We are asking everyone to do their part at keeping these resources clean.


What are swimming pool regulations for draining into roadways or directly to storm drain inlets?

  • Discharge Permit is required. State Regulation R392-302-5 (4) (5) DEQ Help Document
  • Chlorine test must show chlorine levels are less than 1PPM(0.1milligram/liter) and PH (6.5-9.0)
  • Salt water pool discharge is prohibited
  • Water must be free of all algaecides, cleaning agents and any other water conditioning chemicals
  • All waste collecting or growing in pools, organic and manmade must be prevented from draining

Permits are easy
.  Email or text informing the City you will be discharging swimming pool water and save the City reply as the permit.

  • Email:
  • Text: 801-634-1218
  • Include: Date, approximate time range and address
  • Chlorine and PH test and any other necessary water quality verification


What are my swimming pool discharge options other than permit discharge to roadways and storm drain system.

  • Your property such as lawns, gardens when your discharge water will infiltrate before reaching property boundary.
  • Sanitary Sewer System. Contact for South Valley Sewer District 801-571-1166 prior to discharging.

Background information.

  • Storm drain systems are NOT treated and all runoff ultimately drains to the Jordan River or into our groundwater aquifers. Any non-water we purposely or unintentionally discharge to roads or directly to storm drains will pollute these water resources.
  • City tests all found discharges. City will educate and evaluate solutions with permittees but unfortunately the City is obligated to enforce non-permitted discharges. Riverton Code 13.20.080
  • Prosecution involves fines and can include remediation cost resulting from damages to water resources.


You may contact the City at the previous reference email and text with any questions.
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