The Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) is a state infrastructure project that will bring water to 13 communities in southern Utah in a cost-effective, dependable and environmentally responsible way. The project will deliver up to 86,249 acre feet of water per year to southern Utah. The route preferred by project participants includes five pumping stations powered by six hydroelectric generation facilities that will move water stored in Lake Powell through approximately 140 miles of underground pipeline to Washington and Kane counties.
The project is part of a comprehensive, long-term water supply plan that includes new resource development and increased conservation.
Read the project fact sheet here.
The LPP provides many benefits to current and future residents including:
- Added water reliability
- Economic viability
- Drought protection
- Water for generations
Read the Top 10 Reasons Utah Needs the Lake Powell Pipeline here.
An Environmental Impact Statement for the LPP is being completed pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. Regulatory agencies are currently reviewing dozens of studies assessing LPP’s environmental, social and economic impacts. The public has had, and will continue to have, opportunities to review the documents and provide comment.
Read the studies here.
After the agencies complete their review, a decision will be issued on the project. At that point, the pipeline route will be selected and the design, budget and financing terms will be finalized before construction.
See the anticipated project timeline here.
Utah’s federal elected officials are unified in requesting that LPP be made a “high priority” infrastructure project, with expedited review and approvals by the federal government given it will “provide much needed jobs and business opportunities for Utah companies, while contributing millions of dollars to the local economy.” Read the letters signed by Utah’s senators, members of congress and governor here.