On July 7, 1949, the Magna Water District
was formed by a resolution of the Board of Salt Lake County Commissioners,
as was the Magna Water Board respectively.
Since that time, Magna Water has been servicing the needs of its customers for
culinary (drinking) water and sewer services.
It has grown from a few hundred connections to more than 7,500 connections.
Approximately 9.375 square miles comprise the
District and include Magna Township, western areas
of West Valley City and a corner of south west Salt
Lake City. ship, western areas of West Valley City
and a corner of south west Salt Lake City.
The District continues to master plan to address the
growing needs of its population including expansion
of a secondary water system to control culinary
capital costs and to enhance water conservation
Innovation and responsible thinking make it possible for the District to create long term water resources and supply.
The District works closely with the Magna Chamber of
Commerce and Salt Lake County in building a solid
redevelopment agency to ensure a healthy economic
infrastructure and sustainable water supply for the
The District received notoriety and praise for its projects in letters of support from former Utah Governor Olene S.
Walker, Utah State Senator and President of the Utah Taxpayers Association Howard Stephenson, and the State of Utah
Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Board. The District has worked to develop technology to address
this situation through improvements to water quality, sustainability, and protection of our limited water resources
for the future. From infrastructure enhancements and expansion, to service and water conservation, the District has
been able to develop solid methodologies to reduce contaminants to ensure a safe supply.
In February 2008, the District and Carollo Engineers were recognized in the Deseret News collectively as one of "13
Utah inventors" for our innovative technology in removal and destruction of arsenic and perchlorate under the patent
Biodestruction of blended residual oxidants (BIOBROx) Patent No. 7,318,895.
In 2007, the District received a national award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its dedicated efforts
for “Sustainable Health Protection” through exceptional creativity in designing projects that promote sustainability and
protect public health.
Finally, in 2005, the District and Carollo Engineers were recognized by the American Water Works Association for their
approach in water treatment technologies in a published report. Both organizations were invited by the EPA Office of
Research and Development in Cincinnati, Ohio to present highlights from their pilot study project.
As an approved water supplier, the District meets or exceeds all local, state, and federal mandates and remains current
on industry trends and advancements.
Magna Water: Celebrating 60 years of Service. Magna Water is a technologically advanced water supplier
and wastewater treatment district whose number one priority is satisfying the supply and demand of a growing population
and providing optimal customer service to our water users.