Drinking Water Source
Protection Plan Update

Roy City has four wells that are used as sources for our public drinking water system. The city is required by the Utah Division of Drinking Water, to implement plans for protecting these sources. The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for Roy City has recently been updated and is available at the Public Works Office for your review. It contains information about source protection zones, potential contamination sources, and management strategies to protect our drinking water. Potential contamination sources common in our protection areas are roads, residential areas, fuel storage tanks, and businesses that use small quantities of chemicals. Our wells are generally about 1,000 feet deep with overlying layers of clay and silt, giving them a low susceptibility to potential contamination. We have also developed management strategies to further protect our sources from contamination.

Please contact us at 801-774-1040, if you have questions or concerns about our source protection plan.

Roy City Stormwater

In Roy City, stormwater flows through storm drains directly to the Howard Slough and Meadow Creek fishpond. This water is vital to the pond, fish, and wildlife and must be kept clean. Please dispose of grass clippings, pet waste, paint, fertilizers, leaves, seeds, etc. properly and help keep our city streets, as well as streams and fishponds, clean.

Nitrogen and Phosphorous reduction

The significant increase in recent years of nitrogen and phosphorus in water bodies across the country has intensified water quality problems. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus can cause serious water-quality problems. Nutrient pollution impairs drinking water, endangers aquatic life, and threatens the recreational use of Utah’s streams, rivers, and lakes. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the water causes algae and some types of bacteria to grow faster than ecosystems can handle, a process known as eutrophication. Large growths of algae, called algal blooms, reduce oxygen in the water, stressing or killing fish. Algal blooms also harm water quality, food resources, and habitats. Some blooms are harmful to humans because they contain bacteria that can produce toxins that can make people sick if they swim in or drink the contaminated water.

Here are things we all can do to help reduce the Nitrogen and Phosphorous levels:
• Grass clippings and leaf removal from sidewalks, streets, and gutters
• Cleanup of animal/pet waste
• Clean up lawn fertilizer and remove from sidewalks, streets, and gutters
• Wash vehicles on the lawn instead of driveway
• Properly dispose of oils and toxic materials.

Pour waste oil into an unbreakable container (plastic milk jug), seal, and label. Do not mix other materials with oil. Call 801-399-8803 or 801-726-8212 for disposal or visit Weber County Transfer Station, 867 W. Wilson Lane, Ogden.

Please contact Roy City Public Works Department to report violations at 801-774-1090. If it is after hours, please call weber county dispatch at 801-629-8221. Our current storm water ordinance is on our website at

Monthly Utilities Billing

The meter replacement project has been completed by our Public Works Department; therefore, we will begin monthly billing sometime in 2022. Please watch your billing statement as well as the Roy Connection magazine for updates.


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