How has the City staff prepared for potential flooding impacts?

The city’s Streets and Stormwater team is very experienced, with each member having over 18 years experience in the field.  Additionally the city's Water and Sewer team is fully staffed with state certified and trained operators, with the team's manager having over 20 years of experience. Additionally, the manager sits on the TSSD board and is well aware of sewer concerns that may be facing the city and the region. The Public Works Director is a Professional Engineer and a seasoned emergency responder to infrastructure and structural failures due to natural disasters, including flooding. 

In addition, the city staff has implemented a City Emergency Management Plan to include an Evacuation Plan which is available to Vineyard City residents at its city’s website.

Emergency Management Plan

Vineyard City Evacuation Map

If residents have concerns of their private plumbing within their house, they may call the City's Building Department at 801-226-1929

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1. Is Vineyard in a floodplain?
2. Will the groundwater table rise and flood homes close to the lake?
3. Can you explain groundwater levels and what that means for wells and basements?
4. Should residents close to the lake be concerned with water tables rising with historic snowpack levels? The lake levels are low, but do we see this being an issue?
5. What systems are in place that help with flood potential? How do detention ponds, land drains, underground channels, etc. mitigate flood potential?
6. Does Vineyard have sandbags available to residents?
7. From the city engineer standpoint, what level of concern might exist for the water table rising significantly, leading to flooding basements? Should our residents be concerned about this?
8. Is our ground water table generally low? Will it make a difference for people closer to the lake than those further from it?
9. How will those with septic tanks be affected by potential flooding?
10. Will we experience cracks or aging due to poorly maintained pipes being inundated with rising water?
11. How has the City staff prepared for potential flooding impacts?
12. Will our pavement suffer?
13. Will trees suffer as the soil becomes soupier, starving their roots of oxygen?
14. Is there anything Vineyard residents should know about ASRs?