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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The Page City Council has authorized spending more than $100,000 to conduct studies for the Lake Powell Pipeline, the $1 billion plan to pump lake water to southwestern Utah.
Utah would reimburse Page all of the estimated $109,850 to study construction of a water intake pump station on the west side of the Colorado River and a pipeline booster pump station near the Arizona Department of Transportation station off Highway 89.
The 139-mile-long pipeline would serve fast-growing Washington and Iron counties, sending water to the Sand Hollow Reservoir east of St. George. The Utah Division of Water Resources expects completion in 2020.
Page Electric Utility would be contracted for the study through next June 30.
Studies will identify the transmission paths from generation sources to the WAPA switchyard at Glen Canyon Dam, the upgrades necessary within the switchyard, and the transmission, substation and distribution facilities needed by Page Electric that are required to provide energy for the proposed pumping stations.
Information from: Arizona Daily Sun
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