North Fork Special Services District provides culinary water to the residents of North Fork Canyon. Included in this responsibility is the maintenance of over 9 miles of main pipeline…
North Fork Special Services District provides household trash removal to North Fork homeowners who pay a monthly fee only.
Being so close to glacier runoff, we are fortunate to have some of the best water in Utah, but we are also the watershed for Salt Lake Valley’s water. This means that you’ll love the water in North Fork Canyon, but we hope you’ll join us in the effort to use this resource responsibly, and respectfully and that you’ll keep our communities conservation-minded efforts close to the heart as you enjoy the beautiful area that has been preserved here.
North Fork Special Service District provides pristine mountain water to residents and visitors. This water is collected from two mountain springs and is delivered through 10 miles of pipe to residents, Sundance Village, and the BYU Family Camp. The District maintains 61 fire hydrants for your safety, a pump house, 5 pressure reducing valves and 58 shutoff valves. It has four tanks with over a million gallons of storage. The water delivered to your tap is clean and safe, tastes good and is ready for fire emergencies. Water is the silent utility. The pipes are buried, the flow is steady and uninterrupted. We turn on the tap and water is there. The District staff is continually monitoring District pipes for leaks.
We all know that without water we cannot live. We use it to drink, cook, wash our clothes and dishes, keep our body clean, mop our floors and clear away our waste. In the past, the water at our sources was sufficient to provide enough extra to support outdoor vegetation.
We are asking visitors and residents to begin thinking of conservation. We all have a responsibility to use water with caution and care. Leaky pipes and taps can waste hundreds of gallons of water. Residents who landscape with non-native species should replace those plants with water in mind. We encourage you to become water-wise.
Please report suspected leaks and water emergencies via text or voice to on duty Public Works line at: 385.200.0505
Most residents use septic tanks to handle their wastewater needs. The average septic tank must treat 250 to 300 gallons of wastewater each day. Your septic tank is your silent friend. The microorganisms in your waste biologically break down the material you put down your drains. The tank is a living factory that separates those waste products into components that are rendered into scum and solids. The solids drop to the bottom of the tank. The scum from the top flows into your drain field where it is further treated by bacteria. This natural process replaces dangerous waste products with safe water that seeps into the canyon aquifer. Just like your car, your septic tank needs periodic maintenance. Every two to three years the solids at the bottom of the tank must be removed and the system inspected.
Your septic tank contains biological organisms that can break down most household waste. It can be harmed with improper use. Do not put grease or harsh chemicals in your drain. Solvents, motor oils, some drain cleaners, pesticides, gasoline and paint will kill the micro organisms and in time contaminate our aquifer. Solids such as diapers, kitty litter, hygiene products, dental floss, and cigarettes will not degrade and should be disposed in the solid waste system.
Your drain field also needs special care. It should be located so it can function properly. Buildings, roadways, and other structures should not interfere with its natural functions. You should know where your cleanouts are located and be sure that there is access for cleaning. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure your wastewater system is in good working order.
The District maintains a state of the art wastewater treatment plant. The plant is located to the south of the Fire House and handles waste from Sundance Village, the Pines, Mandan, and River Run condominiums. Microorganisms in special tanks are maintained to facilitate biological breakdown. Utilizing computer-assisted assessments and special pumps to control oxygenation, the natural processes can be accelerated. The organic waste is broken down into solids and water. The water is then filtered and pumped to septic fields where it is returned to the aquifer. The remaining solids are removed and taken to treatment facilities. Sundance Village and the condominiums pay for this service.
Household Solid Waste
The District maintains a solid waste disposal facility for the residents of North Fork. You can access the green container at the south end of the District parking lot. The container is designed to take ordinary household waste and cannot handle construction waste. You need a code that can be obtained from the North Fork Clerk.
Household waste does not include discarded mattresses, household furniture, or other large items. Old appliances, sinks, tubs, and toilets should not be placed in the facility or nearby. For large items, you must use the county waste facility.
County Waste Facility
1. If you are not paying a garbage fee to North Fork Special Service District, you are not entitled to use the compactor and are illegally dumping.
2. If it doesn’t fit through the dumpster doors, don’t leave it. Haul it to the Springville City Dump.
3. Only typical household garbage (preferably bagged) is allowed.
4. NO construction materials, NO hazardous materials, NO old carpets, NO toilets, NO kitchen sinks, NO tires, NO Barbecue grills, NO yard waste etc. (If in doubt, refer to rule #2.)
5. Do not leave garbage outside the compactor. A trash bag is no challenge to the raccoons and by morning your garbage will be scattered all over the place (Min fine for littering is $500).
6. THE AREA IS UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE.