Riverton City Newsletter | April 2024

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Official Newsletter of the Riverton, Utah City Government

Riverton’s Secondary Water System Saves Taxpayers’ Money

Our city’s secondary water system is increasing the quality of life for our taxpayers. Due to the vision and planning of Riverton City elected officials and staff, we are enjoying an amenity that saves money, conserves pre¬cious resources, and ensures all are served.

As the weather warms up, the Riv¬erton City Public Works Department will start testing and pressurizing the secondary water system. All resi¬dents need to close their secondary water valve by April 15 at the latest. If you have any questions, please call 801-208-3162.

Riverton residents enjoy hundreds of dollars in savings during the summer months due to the city’s construction and maintenance of our communitywide secondary water system compared to surrounding cities that don’t have a secondary water system. Riverton is one of the only cities in the whole state that has a 100% connection rate of residents to our secondary water system. This helps our taxpayers avoid the expensive use of culinary water on yards and gardens.


Riverton elected officials and staff have dedicated substantial resourc¬es to maintain and improve our prized secondary water system. Al¬though the system is for secondary water, the cleanliness of

the water is important to cut down on the spread of weeds and other impurities.

In recent years, city staff have installed higher grade filtration in the system to better catch pollutants. All second¬ary water is sent through these filter banks before reaching your yard. Lately, staff have worked tirelessly to replace miles of wornout pipes, and also update the filter containers.

Additionally, Riverton has several wells that produce an abundance of water approximately equal to culinary grade water. In this past year, we have increased the amount of water through the secondary water system to your yard to maximize the cleanliness of the water. We are currently in the process of adding another well to the secondary water system.


Maintaining proper water pressure for a citywide system is challenging but is accomplished through careful planning and testing by city staff. The city’s water division will soon add pump houses throughout our neighborhood to increase the water pressure. Regulating this pressure is possible with the help of these additional pump houses and appro¬priate oversight.


The State legislature is requiring all secondary water to be metered. Riverton City is close to complet¬ing the installation of meters on all residents’ secondary water valves. Each resident will be able to see

Riverton recently installed a new pump and filtration station on one of its main lines to provide cleaner and better secondary irrigation water.

how much secondary water they use each month. Although the state has mandated meters, we currently are just displaying residents’ water use versus recommended usage based on irrigatable acreage. We hope this encourages conservation and allows us to keep our current rates. More individual¬ized information will help all of us determine how to cut waste and better conserve our precious water resources in our arid valley.

Riverton City elected officials have taken note of any concerns from residents and residents’ ideas on how to make our secondary water system even better. I am proud of our staff’s hard work in implement¬ing our plans that will work to benefit all of us.

Secondary Irrigation Water Notice

Secondary irrigation water is scheduled to be available for use by May 1.

Maintenance on Riverton City’s irrigation system has begun, so please ensure your ball valve is closed to prevent flooding at your home.

Please ensure your ball valve is closed by April 15



Trent Staggs - Mayor

Andy Pierucci - District 1

Troy McDougal - District 2

Tawnee McCay - District 3

Tish Buroker - District 4

Spencer Haymond - District 5


Citizen Survey Results

It is important to hear from our awesome Riverton residents with your priorities, desires and suggestions.

which is good because they are some of the lowest in the county. Our residents enjoy our community events!


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Report a problem at rivertonutah.gov/report

I’m grateful that our communication department does a survey biannually to receive feedback from you. We had almost 2,500 residents complete the survey. I’m happy to report that over 93% of people are very or somewhat satisfied with the quality of life in Riverton and over 86% with the services provided by Riverton City (streets, drinking and secondary water, parks, Riverton Police Department and United Fire Authority). 71% of our residents feel that our utility fees are reasonable,

“Our community feels that the best aspect of living in Riverton is feeling safe and the small town feel.”

Riverton residents would like to see more theater productions, art andmusic classes. Our Sandra Lloyd Center was recently remodeled using a grant the city received and we will be having a ribbon cutting for the indoor and new outdoor space this spring. Residents would still like more sit-down restaurants, entertainment and small retail shops. With the continued growth of Mountain View Village, our residents are enjoying the additional options. As far as outdoor recreation, the number one request is walking paths/trails, pickleball courts and splash pads. We received a grant and will be paving parts of the Welby Jacobs Canal road for a walking path. I’ve heard residents in my district would love to have more trails to link us to other cities, parks

Councilmember Tawnee McCay hands out cookies at Riverton High School during Hope Week 2024.

and the Jordan River Trail. My kids and I enjoy bike rides and taking our dogs for walks and understand the desire for more safe trails.

Our community feels that the best aspect of living in Riverton is feeling safe and the small town feel. We enjoy the many city events and sense of love we feel for each other and our city. Thank you for your feedback and keep making Riverton the best place to live!

CONTACT US rivertonutah.gov 801-254-0704

Community-Oriented Policing

The Riverton Police Department reflects on what is vital to residents and business owners in this community: quality of life and providing top-notch law enforcement services for Riverton.

Community-oriented policing (COP) has proven to be an excellent program for developing a bond between the residents and business owners we serve.

COP districts allow us to communicate directly with residents and be informed of events that must be addressed in the community. Five COP districts with law enforcement personnel receive direct emails and information from citizens to serve in non-traditional ways.

The attached map and emails for each COP district are informative for direct contact for non-emergency events. This will allow elected officials and citizens to communicate directly with police officers.

To enhance the COP program, we feel that having a dedicated officer

passionate about community-oriented policing and outreach programs will better serve the Riverton community. We want to introduce Officer Mike Ashley. His dedication, career goals, and accomplishments have proven to be the best choice for the Riverton community.

The one-on-one interaction with multiple outreach programs has proven to be a high benchmark for positive citizen contacts, including a basic understanding of law enforcement with a citizen academy. The block parties have created a strong bond, so residents have an informal, direct way to communicate

with police officers.

The Riverton Police Department would encourage business owners and residents to use these resources by interacting with Officer Mike Ashley (mashley@rivertonpd. org) and directly communicating with the COP District law enforcement personnel.


Salt Lake County residents 5-18 are eligible for a free pass to access and use Salt Lake County operated recreation centers and amenities including: 18 swimming pools including the Riverton County Pool, 3 ice centers, 2 climbing walls, gyms, weight rooms, fitness areas, and walking tracks. Visit slco.to/my-county-rec-pass for complete details.

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Riverton Police Community-oriented policing (COP) district map Officer Mike Ashley

Youth Council Applications

Riverton City is accepting applications from youth age 14-18 years old or in grades 9-12 to serve on the Riverton Youth Council and in executive board positions.

• To learn more, or apply, visit rivertonutah.gov/youthcouncil.

Register: Start Smart Sports

Register kids ages 3-5 in spring baseball, soccer and multi-sport

Start Smart Sports programs to help them learn the basics. Register at rivertonutah.gov/startsmart

• Registration is open now, Programs Begin May 2

Spring Clean Days

FREE Community dumpsters for trash, cardboard and tree branches will be available for two Saturday’s in April. Dumpster use is for residential use only. For details on what can and can’t be dropped off, please visit rivertonutah.gov/beautiful.

Saturday, April 13 and 20 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Two Locations: Riverton City Park, 1452 W 12600 S, Riverton Western Springs Park, 4570 S Goshute Drive, Riverton

Register: Tennis League

Riverton City’s flexible tennis league is for all abilities, with one match played per week on your own schedule.

• Register at rivertonutah.gov/tennis Offered Monthly, May-August

Become a Town Days Sponsor

Become a sponsor for Riverton Town Days to show your support for the community and gain exposure for your business.

• Find details, or submit an application, at rivertonutah.gov/ sponsors

Arbor Day Tree Planting Workshop

Come learn proper tree planting from an expert at Riverton City’s annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Workshop. Free and open to all at Old Farm Park, 3250 W 13680 S

• Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.

Register: Town Days Country Races

Late registration for the Town Days Country 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Races begins June 1. Register at rivertonutah.gov/towndays and come run!

• Thursday, July 4, 7 a.m. (10K), 7:15 a.m. (5K), 8:30 a.m. (1-Mile)

Town Days Parade Entry Applications

Get your business or organization signed up for an entry in the Riverton Town Days Parade. Apply online at rivertonutah.gov/parade

• Application Deadline: Monday, June 14, Parade: Wednesday July 3

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