Project Overview

Why Do We Need to Upgrade the Water Treatment Plant?


The City Creek Water Treatment Plant (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 Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities’ (SLCDPU) drinking water supply for over 65 years. Aged 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.

Project Steps and Schedule


As part of the decision that upgrades needed to be made to the treatment plant, it was determined that the plant would be rebuilt in phases and rolled out into separate packages or steps. Rebuilding in phases allows the plant to continue to treat water during the design and construction processes. See the project schedule below.