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UTILITIES NEWS & PROJECTS
Contract Water Meter Reading Services
Starting April 3rd the City of San Luis Obispo's water meters will begin being read by Alexander's Contract Services Inc.
2/25/2015 12:53:00 PM
Council Notes (Week of 02/27/2015)
In this issue find out about how the SLO Skate Park puts safety first, how contract water meter reading is on its way and read about some of the great youth service special events.
2/27/2015 2:15:00 PM
Spring 2015 Resource Newsletter
The Spring 2015 Resource Newsletter discusses issues such as contract meter reading, water & wastewater master plans, the WRRF energy efficiency projects, and much more...
2/23/2015 4:43:31 PM
Council Notes week of 2/13/2015
In this issue find out how Youth Services are giving back to the community and about recent trends in downtown parking.
2/17/2015 2:31:00 PM
Toilet retrofit lookup application has been launched
The Utilities Department has launched a new and improved toilet retrofit look up application
2/12/2015 1:13:00 PM
Does the City use chlorine or chloramines?Chlorine is added as our secondary disinfectant to ensure the water is safe as it travels through our distribution system to our customers. We do not use chloramines.
What is done to make the water safe to use?
How much water is treated each day?Approximately 5.5 million gallons are treated and used each day in the City.
What is in our water?
We perform thousands of analyses each year on the water beginning at the source, through treatment, and all the way to the customer's tap. The results are summarized in our Annual Water Quality Report.
It’s ok for me to do this in other towns; why can’t I do it in SLO?
The City of San Luis Obispo, along with several communities throughout the state, has adopted local regulations that prohibit pollution from entering our surrounding waterways. While it’s the law, it’s also the right thing to do. San Luis Creek is home to several types of wildlife including threatened species, provides recreational opportunities, and is a focal point of our community.
Why should I be concerned with stormwater when it’s not raining?Debris and contaminants can accumulate throughout the year in the stormwater system and will be carried into the local waterways in potentially harmful amounts during the next rain.
Can I blow my leaves into the gutter?No. Leaves cannot be intentionally blown, left, or deposited in the gutter, stormdrain, or drainage system. In natural settings, only the leaves from trees and bushes next to the creek would fall into a creek. While a little amount of this natural material can be beneficial, the amount picked up by all the trees in the City is far more than the creek can tolerate.
Where can I drain my pool?
You can drain your pool into the sanitary sewer through a sewer lateral cleanout or drain. Chlorine and salts in pool water can kill native steelhead, even in small amounts.