Public Works General Information

Public Works  

Address: 275 East 200 North
Pubilc Works Director: Dale E. Goodman
Phone: 763-3060
Fax: 763-3005

The mission of American Fork City Public Works is to provide quality services to all of our residents by being diligent in the enforcement of wise engineering and construction practices.  We understand that our stewardship to the residents of American Fork extends beyond the present day and impacts the future quality of life for all of us.

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American Fork City Public Works field and shop crews are currently working 4 - 10 hour days Monday thru Thursday with the office hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

2014 Water Conservation Measures

American Fork City's pressurized irrigation system and the water it supplies are valuable resources for residents and water users. The primary source of water for pressurized irrigation is the American Fork River, with additional water coming from other surface sources. When river water is scarce, wells are called on at a significant cost to supplement and provide a larger percentage of water to the system. Unforeseeable events like power outages and equipment failures can eliminate the use of one or more wells, which could further compound outdoor water shortages.

Because of low snow pack, flows from surface water, though constant at this time, are much lower than normal. For this reason American Fork City is imposing water conservation measures on all users to be able to continue providing outdoor water.

To make the most efficient use of existing flows, the community is asked to comply with the following watering schedules effective May 1, 2014:

Residential and Small Commercial Users with Automatic Sprinkler Systems -

· Water mornings 12:00 am to 10:00 am and evenings from 6:00pm to 11:59 on scheduled day.

· Odd number addresses water on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

· Even number addresses water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

· Sunday watering of dry spots only is allowed for all residents, but please be prudent with the  water.

Users without Automatic Sprinkler Systems -

· Homes without automated sprinkler systems shall water between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on their assigned day.

Large Users -

Parks, cemetery, schools, churches, and large commercial development,

· Water between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

· No area shall be watered twice on two consecutive days.

· Sunday watering is encouraged.

· Water must be conserved and not wasted.

While watering during daytime hours is not optimal, allowing large users to water during the day helps to us to regulate the nighttime usage peaks and allows us to recharge the irrigation ponds. 

New Construction Landscape -

·Contact Public Works Department.

The City is working hard to ensure that all residents know about the water conservation measures and do not want to create any undue burden on users.

Enforcement of these water conservation measures shall be as follows:

1st Offense:  A written warning and reminder of the restrictions.

2nd Offense:  Violators will be locked out of the pressurized irrigation system, and required to pay a $100 fee for reinstatement.

3rd Offense:  Violators will be locked out of the pressurized irrigation system, and required to pay a $300 fee for reinstatement.

If all outdoor water users do their part, the City should be able to provide sufficient water to make it through the dry months.

 Residential users are encouraged to prepare their lawns and yards by taking the following conservation measures:

· Water deeper and less frequently.

· Mulch around outdoor plants, shrubs, and trees to conserve moisture.

· Raise the lawn mower by an inch or more to retain moisture near grass roots.

Still have questions?  Please feel free to contact Public Works.  801-763-3060.

2014-04-17R Water Restriction Resolution

Now What About Those Irrigation Ditches? 
With the installation of the pressurized irrigation system, the use of ditches for flood irrigation has been greatly reduced. Some resident have expressed a desire to fill in the ditches that transverse their property.  Although these ditches may not be used regularly to convey flood irrigation turns they are still vital to American Fork City's storm drain system.  Therefore these ditches may not be filled it without prior approval of the City Engineer.  If you are interested in learning if your ditch is one of those that is still being utilized, complete the form that applies to you below and drop it by the Public Works office for the City Engineer to review.  He will review your information and determine whether this ditch can be designated as abandoned and filled in. You may also contact our office for more information.


Compost is available at a cost of $20.00 per cubic yard from TSSD which is located at 5050 West 6400 North, Utah County. Compost is available Wednesday thru Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Green waste disposal is accepted Mon – Fri 7:00 am to 4:30pm and Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information contact them directly at 801-404-6524 or 801-756-5231


With the construction underway at TSSD, the entrance has moved approximately one block to the west of their main entrance.

50/50 Sidewalk & Curb Program
The 50/50 sidewalk and curb program works with property owners to pay 50% of the cost to replace existing sidewalk and curb on the public right-of-way which may have deteriorated or is lifting from tree root growth.  These funds are limited and anyone interested should contact Troy Warnick at 763-3050, ext. 354or by e-mail at

Application for Safe Sidewalk funding

Street Light Outages
Street light problems can be reported by calling the Engineering Department at 763-3060, or by calling Rocky Mountain Power at 1-888-221-7070.  Most all street light poles will have a metal plate with an identification number attached to them.  When calling to report a problem, please have this number handy so that we can more easily accommodate your request

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