Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:15) - Sean Higgins previews tonight's Park City Council meeting.

(06:15) - Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde with a recap of yesterday's meeting.

(25:07) - General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, Mike Luers, has information on a number of upcoming wastewater projects.

(33:33) - Trails & Open Space Program Manager for Park City, Heinrich Deters, has an update on the latest with the walkability bonding funds - the Trailhead to Transit plans and upcoming Young Riders bike swap.

(46:44) - Jessica Lowell reports on the Synderville Basin planning commission approving two Latino owned businesses.

(49:30) - Sean Higgins reports on Park City Mountain Resort announcing their summer operation plans.


Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

A sewer line repair project along Deer Valley Drive will begin on Monday and run through the middle of next week. 

 

Beginning 7am Monday, drivers should expect traffic barricades to be in place along Deer Valley Drive as construction begins on a sewer line repair project in downtown Park City.

 

The city says traffic will narrow into a slingle lane in each direction along the road but traffic control will be removed each evening, leaving all lanes on Deer Valley Drive open to traffic overnight.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

(07:16) - Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers and long-time board member Jan Wilking have details on the opening of new treatment plant at Silver Creek.

(21:25) - Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap from yesterday's meeting.

(43:33) - Division of Wildlife Resources Communications Director Faith Heaton Jolley has details about the annual hunting season that opens this weekend.

Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

When you think of all of life’s essentials – water is likely at the top of the list… And when two positive cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, long-standing protocols were changed to protect the staff at the two treatment plants to ensure the rest of the staff could continue to do their jobs.

Historic Park City Alliance Ex. Director Alison Kuhlow (3:05) talks about the results of the survey about closing Main St. to vehicles one day a week. General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Mike Luers (20:46) has details on how the district continued to operate when it discovered two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Newly Named Executive Director of High Country News Greg Hanscom -who grew up here in Park City – talks about his new position and the history of the 50 year old publication. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers discusses the problems they're seeing at the sewer treatment plants and the postponement of the Open House for the new $50 million sewer treatment plant.

SBWRD

The Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District (SBWRD) is urging homebound, toilet paper-strapped residents to think twice before flushing anything except toilet paper.

That goes for paper towels, tissues, napkins and supposedly flushable wipes! According to  Michael Luers, General Manager of the Water Reclamation District, flushable wipes are not flushable, and they are not biodegradable.  Luers is warning people that these items can cause sewer backups in their homes and wreak havoc on the wastewater system. He asks: Please don’t flush those down the toilet.

Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District

Managers of the Snyderville Water Reclamation District are hard at work in the midst of their multi-million-dollar revamp of the Silver Creek Treatment Plant.

District Director Mike Luers and the project manager, Mike Boyle, said they are not only rebuilding the Silver Creek plant, located near the junction of I-80 and Highway 40, but have been expanding it.

Luers said they undertook a similar process in the early 2000’s with its counterpart—the Jeremy Ranch Treatment Plant.

A state-wide mandate is calling for clean-ups of nutrients or phosphorous to be undertaken on water treatment plants or bodies of water.

But reportedly, some legislators are concerned about the costs, and might act to limit the efforts.

Over at the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, director Mike Luers says the costs are reasonable, and the problem needs solving.

Luers told KPCW that treatment should be undertaken now. If the state's water plants wait until a train wreck occurs, the costs will be a lot worse.

As part of a continuing effort to keep up with growth, the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District is spending tens of millions of dollars on an upgrade to its Silver Creek treatment plant. Rick Brough has more:

The Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District came back from a recent conference in St. George with an armful of awards. Rick Brough has more:

On today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks to Ton Kohler, Heber City Planning Director, Park City Council Member Cindy Matsumoto, Jake Hanely, Jeremy Ranch Nordic Track Manager and Mike Luers, Director of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District about proposed fee increases.

Sewage started seeping out of a manhole on State Route 248 near the intersection with U.S. Route 40 on Wednesday, November 11.  The cause of the problem won't be fixed for a few days, but Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District General Manager Mike Leurs says crews have a handle on the situation.  KPCW's Renai Bodley reports.

    

Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District joined the show to talk about water, sewage and how it's all managed. News items discussed on this episode also include Roundup and Roundup resistant weeds, red tides off the coast of Florida and the XL pipeline.