Granger-Hunter Improvement District (GHID) was organized in 1950 and currently provides water and wastewater services to a population of approximately 120,000 in a 24.5 square mile area in the central portion of Salt Lake County. The District employs 66 people and operates and maintains more than 364 miles of water lines, eight storage reservoirs, eight deep water wells, approximately 350 miles of Wastewater collection lines and seventeen Wastewater pump stations. The District continues to upgrade its infrastructure to ensure that these assets are maintained in proper working order and that they comply with all state and federal regulations.
In 1953 Granger-Hunter had 312 connections. By 1960, the number of connections grew to 3,149. In the three decades that followed, GHID grew to more than 20,000 connections. At the end of 2010, the total number of connections had risen to approximately 26,861.
To keep up with the continual growth, in 1978 the District entered into an inter-local agreement with 2 cities and 4 improvement districts to construct the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility. This facility processes all of the wastewater for Granger-Hunter.
In addition to its own water sources, GHID has entered into a contract to purchase culinary water from Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. For the year ending 12/31/2016, Granger-Hunter purchased 6.4 billion gallons, while at the same time produced 1.6 billion gallons.
The District’s mission is - Stewards of water: delivered clean and safe for daily use and collected responsibly to protect public health and the environment.
This is accomplished by adhering to our core values;
Be it: Honorable – being worthy of honor. Having a good name or public esteem..
Own it: Stewardship – the job of supervising or taking care of something.
Lead it: Lead it: Initiative – the ability to assess and initiate things independently.
Do it: Empowerment – the authority or power given to someone to do something.
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