Roy City Storm Water

Keep Gutters Clean

Please help keep our gutters, city streets, sidewalks, and parking lots clean to help prevent pollutants from washing into our storm drain system. The storm drain system in Roy City drains into the Howard Slough, which fully feeds our Meadow Creek Fishpond.

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 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 contaminated water.

Things we all can do to help reduce the Nitrogen and Phosphorous levels.

  • Grass clipping and leaf removal from
    sidewalks, streets, and gutters.
  • Cleanup of animal/pet waste.
  • Clean up lawn fertilizer—remove from
    sidewalks, streets, and gutters.
  • Wash vehicles on the lawn instead of the 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, Utah, 84401.

Please contact Roy City Public Works Department to report violations at (801) 774-1090, if it’s after hours, please call weber county dispatch at (801) 395-8221. Our current stormwater ordinance is on our website at:


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