The City Creek Water Treatment Plant (CCWTP) is located approximately three miles from the canyon entrance on Bonneville Boulevard. City Creek Canyon is a protected watershed above the water treatment facility and designated as the City Creek Nature Preserve. City Creek Canyon collects water from 19.2 square miles of watershed that feed the 14.5 mile-long City Creek stream.
City Creek is the ancestral home of Indigenous Peoples including the Shoshone People and Ute American Indians. CCWTP was the first municipal water treatment plant built in the State of Utah. Originally designed in 1953 and brought online in 1955, the plant has been an integral component of SLCDPU’s drinking water supply for over 65 years. Aging infrastructure has resulted in several structural and mechanical deficiencies that must be addressed to restore the resiliency and reliability needed for this critical water supply.