Storm Water Division

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American Fork city is anxious to preserve the natural resources that make it beautiful. Because our ditches and gutters drain into a storm drain system that feeds our wetlands and Utah Lake, it is important that we are vigilant in making certain that toxins or other pollutants do not find their way into this system. If you find or witness the dumping of suspicious material into a ditch or other storm drain system source, please call and report it to our hotline.

Illicit Discharge Resources

About Storm Water

Storm water is water from rain, snow, sleet, or hail that flows across the ground and pavement or when snow and ice melt. The water seeps into the ground or drains into what we call the storm drain system. These are the drains you see at street corners, catch basins, detention/retention basins, irrigation canals, creeks and the American Fork River.

Collectively, the draining water is called storm water runoff and is a concern in all areas of American Fork including residential, commercial, industrial and roadway areas of unincorporated portions of our city.

Why it Matters

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 40% of our nation’s waterways remain polluted and storm water runoff is a leading source.

Storm water pollution can occur when it rains, or as oil, salt, litter, soil, fertilizer and pesticides are washed into nearby street drains. Most of these drains empty directly into the streams and rivers that we use for fishing, swimming and boating, and result in unusable and polluted waterways.

What You Can Do To Help

  • Clean up spills immediately
  • Fertilize only your yard, not your driveway or sidewalk
  • Wash you car on the lawn or at a commercial car wash
  • Sweep your driveway and sidewalk, then throw the debris away in a trash can
  • Do not hose down your driveway and sidewalk
  • Dispose of paint, pesticides, solvents, and batteries appropriately
  • Compost yard waste such as grass clippings, tree trimmings, and leaves
  • Do not sweep or blow leaves and yard waste into gutters or storm drains
  • If you see a drain that is clogged with debris, clean it out

Storm Water Management Plan