Washington County to Spend $1.6B to Accommodate Water Demand

Washington County to Spend $1.6B to Accommodate Water Demand

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HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- The Washington County Conservancy District say they will need to spend one-point-six (B)billion dollars to ensure there will be enough water through 2038.

District manager Ron Thompson said the district recently adopted a capital facilities plan but impact fees allocated to develop water sources is needed.

Right now, the water is used by about 45-thousand residents.

Thompson said without developing additional water sources, the water now available could support about 27-thousand more residents. But with population projections placed at 455-thousand residents by the year 2038, additional sources need to be developed.

Thompson said it is expected that the 370 (M)million dollar, 120-mile pipeline project will begin in about 10 years. Other projects will follow.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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