The district currently owns, operates and maintains more than two dozen production wells in the Virgin River watershed. The wells produce an average of 4,000 acre feet of water per year. Additional well development is planned in the Hurricane, Ivins, Leeds, Toquerville, Pintura and Diamond Valley areas.
Deep well development has been in the district’s plan for several years. In 2022, the district filed an application to appropriate water from deep wells in the Hurricane Fault based on two scientific studies completed by the Utah Geological Survey and Peter Rowley et al. The studies report:
- Ash Creek basin is losing water to deep aquifers
- The Hurricane Fault is a conduit for groundwater flow
The Utah State Engineer is currently considering the district’s application.