Ogden Valley Sewer

Ogden Valley Sewer

There is pressure from the state to move toward one or more centralized sewer plants. This is because no one can see Ogden Valley supporting a huge expansion in housing units all depending on septic systems.

It is unlikely that large developments will be allowed unless waste water is treated so we expect to see sewer lines expanding from the current treatment facilities to service new developments.

Many in the Valley believe the lack of sewer is the only thing inhibiting rapid development and even the only thing backing up our one-unit-per- three-acre-rule.

Here is a link to a 2013 presentation about sewer prepared to orient new GEM participants about sewer in the Valley: GEM Workshop 07-29 Sewer

Gem recommendation on sewer in 2007

In 2007 the  Weber County commissioners requested GEM to study the sewer situation in the Valley and make recommendations. Here is the report:

GEM Committee Recommendation for Sewer in Ogden Valley (2007).  

Attachment 1 – Existing Sewer Facility Summary – June 2007
Attachment 2 – Map of Proposed Sewer District

Sewer systems in 2007-small – a map of existing systems in 2007

Sewer 2007 gem presentation – slides used to present the findings to the county and planning commissions.

Sewer – sample WCC_Body_Politic_Letter – each system is governed by a “body politic”. This is an example of Weber County offering to run things. Sewer – State_Department_Wastewater_Letter – and here is an example of the state letter granting authority.

Studies directed at sewer in the Valley

Many experts, especially at the state, anticipate that one day our septic systems will pollute Pineview and other waters. Lots of studies have been done.

Here is the link to the sewer study done for Huntsville and the South Fork area (a huge file).

The Potential Impact of Septic Tank Soil-Absorption Systems on Water Quality in the Principal Valley-Fill Aquifer, Ogden Valley, Weber County, Utah Assessment and Guidelines (Utah Geological Survey, 1998).  This study was done around the time of the general plan and valley rezoning. It began the thinking about how far individual septic systems can take us.