A town fountain featuring what community leaders say is some of the purest water in the Salt Lake Valley will be dedicated Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at the north end of the city park.
Water to the new Riverton City Fountain flows from a spring in Bear Canyon nine miles to the east. The town has been getting water from Bear Canyon since 1904, when community leaders formed a corporation to install a 4-inch, wood pipeline to the open Bear Canyon Creek.In 1968, a 200-foot shaft was drilled into a Bear Canyon mountainside to tap into a spring, which provided higher quality water. The spring currently accounts for 3 percent of the town's water supply.
The Riverton City Council authorized development of the fountain in 1989 "so that all residents could have the opportunity to be refreshed with this water."