Warner Valley Reservoir

Warner Valley Reservoir is a long-term project with no currently foreseeable timeline. The reservoir has been considered by those tasked with securing water for Washington County’s growing population and economy for more than 50 years. There are several technical and engineering challenges that must be overcome before the project can move forward. For example, the reservoir would store Virgin River water that is unsuitable for culinary and landscape irrigation due to contamination from local natural hot springs. Treatment would require reverse osmosis technology, which is expensive and creates complicated environmental impacts. Its anticipated technology will offer more cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions to reverse osmosis and the other issues associated with Warner Valley Reservoir in the future.