Some $1.74 million has been committed to five projects by the Utah Board of Water Resources:
- The largest allocation, $1.1 million, went to Hyrum, Cache County, to help fund construction of a secondary water system. The city has raised $1.5 million on its own to go with the state allocation, which will be repaid over 20 years at 5 percent interest.- The Thatcher-Penrose Service District in Box Elder County received a $218,000 allocation toward a $256,000 project involving pumping stations for a secondary water system.
- Escalante, Garfield County, received $270,000 toward drilling of a culinary water well and a half-million-gallon storage tank. That loan will be repaid over 20 years with no interest.
- Farmington received $77,000 toward an $86,000 project to enlarge a culinary water line on the city's west side and to join with Davis County to enlarge a service line for the new county jail complex west of I-15. The city will repay the loan over 10 years at 5 percent interest.
- The Leeds Domestic Water Users Association in Washington County received $72,000 toward purchase and refurbishing of a used 450,000-gallon steel storage tank for its culinary water system. Repayment will be made over 10 years at no interest.
The board approved five other projects for future funding as money becomes available:
- Sandy Canal Co. won approval for a loan of $375,000 toward a $500,000 project involving construction of a pump station on the East Jordan Canal and installation of a pipeline to deliver diverted water to the Sandy Canal in the Dry Creek area at about 10000 South. Water is no longer available to the Sandy Canal through the Draper Canal because Draper is installing a pressurized secondary water system. Repayment would be made over 20 years at no interest.
- Roy Water Conservancy Subdistrict in Weber County won endorsement for a $1.3 million loan to extend its pressurized secondary system into newly annexed areas of Roy City west of the Layton Canal. The city is endorsing the secondary system extension to take pressure off its drinking water system. Total cost for the extension is $1.5 million. District officials expect to add 800 new connections to the existing 5,200. Repayment would be over 25 years at 5 percent.
- Mt. Pleasant City won approval for $863,000 toward a $1.8 million project that will essentially replace the city's entire culinary water system and add two unused springs to the city's water source. City officials say the new system is plagued by extensive leaking, non-working valves, lead joints and the lack of maps to facilitate proper maintenance. Repayment would be over 20 years at no interest.
- Kent's Lake Reservoir Co. in Beaver County received approval to enlarge one of its reservoirs on Beaver Creek from 130 acre feet to 300 acre feet. The board agreed to provide $250,000 of the $360,000 project with repayment over 20 years at no interest.
- Ephraim Irrigation Co. in Sanpete County received approval for $375,000 toward a $500,000 project to replace an open-ditch system with a gravity-flow pressurized pipe system. Two storage ponds would be included. Repayment would be over 25 years at no interest.