Storm Water is the water from rain and snow that runs off the land and enters streams, lakes, rivers, canals, ditches, and wetlands. Storm Water can pick up chemicals, oil and grease, pesticides, metals, and other contaminants that are a major source of water pollution and can pose a threat to public health and the environment. There are several water bodies in the Bear River Watershed that are polluted and no longer provide clean water. These water bodies are not a lost cause. With a little effort, you can help restore the water quality throughout our watershed. A good place for all of us to start is in our own neighborhoods. It affects you and your family, but you can make a difference. Below are a few tips that can make a huge difference without costing any money!
To report illicit discharges into a storm drain, such as litter, oil, etc., please contact the
Storm Water Hotline at
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|Construction Waste||Oil||Hazardous Waste|
Many people think our storm water flows into our sewer treatment facility. This is not true. The water that runs off your yard, driveway, fields, parking lots, etc., goes directly to the rivers, streams, creeks, canals, ditches, ponds, and reservoirs in Cache Valley. As it flows, it collects pollutants that are damaging to our important water resources. Even though many of us don’t live close to water bodies, the things we do can effect the water quality. You’ve probably heard the saying, "we all live downstream," but do you know what it means? It means that the water in your home comes from somewhere—if people pollute water bodies eventually that water will become the same water that flows into your home.
This is a picture of Cutler Reservoir and the Wellsville Mountains in the background. All of the storm water in Logan flows into Cutler Reservoir, which flows into the Bear River. From there it flows to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, which is a federally protected wildlife refuge, on the North side of the Great Salt Lake.
This page provides information for new developments. Below are links to helpful websites for new developments.
Effective July 1, 2014, Land Disturbance Activities within the City of Logan now require a permit. The following is an excerpt from the storm water ordinance.
Land Disturbance Permit Application
Land Disturbance Permit Handout
Permits for Land Disturbances shall be required for the following cases:
- Land disturbing activity generally disturbs one (1) or more acre of land;
- Land disturbing activity of less than one (1) acre of land if such activity is part of a larger common plan of development that affects one (1) or more acre of land;
- Land disturbing activity of less than one (1) acre of land, if in the discretion of the City Engineer such activity poses a unique threat to water quality, air quality, or public health or safety;
- The creation and/or use of borrow pits;
- Processing of earthen materials such as top soil and gravel screening;
- Placement or stock piling of materials; Modification of Sensitive Lands as defined in the City Land Development Code; and/or
- Land disturbing activity involving materials storage, stockpiling, grading, excavation, fill, or similar activity
|Fee Description||Fee Amount||Minimum Fee|
|Residential Home Fee||$200.00||N/A|
|Multi-Family Fee||$1,500.00 per acre||$300.00|
|Non-residential Fee||$1,500.00 per acre||$300.00|
|Storage/Stockpile/Grading/Excavation/Fill||$3,000.00 per acre||$500.00|
The following documents are needed for a new development larger than 1 acre:
SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) - Template and Information
Notice of Intent (NOI) - State of Utah
De-Watering (Discharge) Permit - State Of Utah
Here are some other helpful links regarding new developments:
Storm Water Checklists and Inspection Forms
As part of our ongoing effort to control stormwater, we perform an annual river inventory and clean the debris that could cause potential flooding problems from the river.
We also clean and dredge canals. As part of our ongoing maintenance each summer, we clean canal grates and gutter grates to remove trapped debris which could be a potential flooding hazard.
|Cleaning Debris From Grate. Along with removing debris from grates, we also clean boxes, catch basins, and gutters.|
|Cleaning a Catch Basin|
|Sweeping and washing streets and gutters beautifies the city and keeps debris from accumulating and contaminating the water supply.|
There are currently no storm water training opportunities in Logan City. Visit www.utahltap.org for opportunities in other areas of Utah.