The Salem City Office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day. Garbage will be picked on on Tuesday, October 13th as usual.
Salem Pressurized Irrigation
The Salem City Council has determined the date the Pressurized Irrigation will be turned off. The shut off date will be Monday October 19th. If the city feels that their is a need to turn it off earlier, they will do so, but we will notify the residents if the date changes.
After the system is turned off, please make sure that you have winterized your sprinkler system in preparation for winter. In the Spring, make sure your valves are turned off, so when the P.I. system is turned back on you will not have flooding on your property.
Please note: the green waste area will close for the season on Saturday, October 31st.
Please Note, Salem Pond Water
Salem Pond Advisory
August 17, 2015 --
Avian Botulism Affects Bird on Salem Pond
Recently a number of ducks were found sickened or dead in or around Salem Pond. Water samples were taken and duck tissues were biopsied. This was done to identify the cause of the duck deaths as well as to determine if there was any human health hazards. Finalized reports show the death of these ducks was attributed to Avian Botulism type C.
What is Avian Botulism?
- Botulism is a paralytic condition brought on by the consumption of a naturally occurring toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
- Avian botulism is found in anaerobic (low oxygen) environments, such as pond sediments.
- Botulism has increased dramatically in recent years, taking a heavy toll on migratory waterfowl.
Human Health Considerations:
- Disease in humans has not been associated with type C botulinum toxin. Nevertheless, the public should be advised to thoroughly cook game meat, including fish, and avoid contact with sick and dead animals as a routine precaution during an outbreak.
Wildlife and Domestic Animal Significance:
- Water birds are the primary group of wild birds affected by avian botulism type C. However, secondary exposure to the toxin in scavenging species has also been documented. Botulism mortality events in water birds can be large, killing hundreds to thousands of waterfowl and other birds during a single mortality event. Pheasants, poultry, and waterfowl are the most frequently affected groups of captive and domestic birds impacted by botulism type C; cattle, horses, and mink are also susceptible. Additionally, dogs can become ill from ingesting carcasses or maggots that harbor the toxin.
Disease Control and Biosecurity:
- Collection and disposal of carcasses by burial or incineration is recommended to reduce the availability of substrates for bacterial proliferation and toxin production and to minimize secondary exposure to scavengers. As a routine precaution when handling any sick or dead birds, personal protective equipment including gloves, rubber boots, disposable or cloth coveralls, and thorough handwashing are recommended.
What Can Park Visitors Do?
If you see any dead birds around or in the water, please do not attempt to remove them yourself.
- Please call oneof the following:
Salem City Animal Control Services at (801) 423-2312
Utah Valley Dispatch (801) 794-3970
- Please do not feed the ducks or birds around Salem Pond including Knoll Park.
- Please don't handle the birds, and do not let children or pets play with the birds.
- For additional information on this disease please visit: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/field_manual/chapter_38.pdf
No outside watering between
10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- no exceptions
NO watering at all on Tuesdays and Fridays for Residents
City parks, schools and business are allowed to water on Fridays.
Saturdays - No watering for City parks, schools & businesses. Residents are allowed to water on Saturdays.
These restrictions will be strictly enforced!
PLEASE CONSERVE WATER THIS YEAR!
PI Violation Ordinance (click here)