The district’s proposed Ash Creek Project will increase water availability to serve Washington County’s growing population and economy while promoting conservation and the beneficial use of water.
The project is expected to:
- Increase water availability by approximately 3,000 acre feet annually through collecting and storing water, including aquifer recharge
- Store water that is currently lost through ditch and reservoir seepage and runoff to be used for irrigation and other municipal purposes
- Allow for high quality water from Toquerville Springs to be transferred from irrigation to culinary use
The estimated $34 million project consists of 17-miles of pipelines and a 115-acre, 3,640-acre-foot reservoir. Construction is scheduled to commence as soon as all necessary permits are obtained and all plans are finalized, which is expected to be in 2020. Construction of the pipelines and reservoir would occur simultaneously with an anticipated two-year construction timeframe.