All residents here will eventually water their yards and gardens with untreated secondary water after the City Council awarded the contract to build the system Tuesday.
The low bid by K&P Plumbing and Heating of Provo included a base bid of $433,535 and $53,640 to hook the system to large water users, including schools and parks. Eventually the secondary water system will extend throughout Spanish Fork, allowing residents to use cheaper water on their yards and gardens.But it comes with one caveat - parents should tell their children not to drink out of the hose, said Councilman Sherman Huff.
City engineer Richard Heap said he wanted to see residents get off culinary water for outdoor use as quickly as possible.
Ensign-Bickford Co., a nearby explosives manufacturer, will contribute about $45,000 to the system as a condition of a settlement with the state and the city over polluting ground water several years ago. Ensign-Bickford may be discharging water through the system to the Spanish Fork River by next year, Heap said.