Water quality is an important aspect of Roy City’s efforts to improve the Howard Slough. Water quality concerns are based primarily upon the goal of maintaining recreational opportunities, especially the community fishery. Additional concerns are related to minimizing the contaminants that are typically in storm water runoff from urban areas.
Biologists from the Utah Department of Natural Resources have indicated to Roy City staff that maintaining adequate oxygen levels and proper pH levels are the primary factors for the health of the Howard Slough and the community fishery. These water quality concerns are primarily impacted by the following potential pollutants:
• Nutrients (fertilizers, detergents, etc.)
• Yard waste and trash (lawn clipping, leaves, animal waste, etc.)
Additional water quality concerns include toxic and hazardous substances:
• Fuel, oils, and lubricants
• Household hazardous waste
• Paints and paint products
• Cement, mortar, stucco
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, Utah 84401.
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 www.royutah.org