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Frequently Asked Questions


  • JVWCD is a political subdivision of the State of Utah that provides water to cities, improvement districts, and retail customers within Salt Lake County, including the cities of Bluffdale, Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan, and West Jordan. JVWCD owns and operates reservoirs throughout the valley with a total storage capacity of approximately 180 million gallons. More than 300 miles of water transmission pipelines, including the new SWA-2, allows JVWCD to transport and deliver approximately 44 billion gallons of culinary water annually throughout Salt Lake County and northern Utah County. As one of the largest water conservancy districts in the state, JVWCD develops, treats, and delivers water to more than 775,000 Utah residents.

  • An easement is a grant of permission by a landowner that provides a legal right for JVWCD to install water related facilities, access those facilities and maintain and upgrade those facilities in the future on privately owned property.



  • The Jordan Aqueduct and Southwest Aqueduct are large diameter pipelines used to convey drinking water to the growing population in the Salt Lake Valley.

  • If your property is within the South West Aqueduct easement you can expect to hear from a member of our project team in the next few months to discuss the project, your specific easement and any upcoming impacts to your property. If your property is not within the Jordan Aqueduct easement and you would like more information on the project, please sign up for email updates or contact a member of our project team. Construction is anticipated in spring 2025.



  • Use this link to view an interactive map for the approximate location of the SWA-2 easements in relationship to your property.

  • Any changes to your easement area needs approval from JVWCD. Please reach out to a member of our team to discuss your request and next steps.  



  • You can work with a member of the project team to discuss the next steps for your specific project needs. If you do not know if you have an easement or if you have unapproved improvements within your easement, please reach out to a member of our team.

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