Source Protections

Ways to Protect Our Water & What You Can Do to Help

Centerville City has a source protection plan that helps protect Centerville’s water. Two-thirds of our water comes from deep wells and one-third is bought from Weber Basin Water. The water you drink could be easily polluted by:

  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Paints
  • Used motor oil

All this can be washed down the gutter and can filter down through the ground aquifer. Please note that we have a source protection plan and it can be reviewed at the Centerville City Public Works Department located at 655 N 1250 W in Centerville.


This information is provided to help you protect our water, but it is the sole responsibility of the owner of the product to dispose of all hazardous waste in an appropriate manner.


Facts to consider:

  • 1 gallon of gasoline can pollute up to 600,000 gallons of ground water.
  • 1 gram of 2-4d (a common household herbicide ) can contaminate 2.6 million gallons of drinking water.
  • 4 quarts of oil can cause an 8-acre oil slick if spilled or dumped down a storm drain.

Tips for Specific Substances/Items

  1. Auto Radiator Fluid
  2. Batteries
  3. Fertilizers & Pesticides
  4. Motor Oil
  5. Paint

Auto Radiator Fluid

When you buy new fluid, see if they will take the old antifreeze back. Drain it into a container for recycling. Hazardous waste should be properly disposed of by recycling.

Questions & Contacts

For questions about recycling or disposing of hazardous waste, if you live in Davis County, call Davis County Health Department, Environmental Health Division at 801-451-3296.

Other departments/divisions you can call are:

  • Division of Drinking Water Source Protection Program
    Phone: 801-536-4200
  • Department of Agriculture
    Phone: 801-538-7100
  • Environmental Hotline
    Phone: 800-458-0145
  • Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
    Phone: 801-538-6170