Public invited to meetings to discuss Lake Powell Pipeline

Lake Powell, Utah, date not specified | Stock image, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Executive Water Finance Board, created in 2017 by Gov. Gary R. Herbert to review the fiscal and economic implications of state water projects, will hold meetings in St. George to review and collect public input on the financial and economic aspects of the Lake Powell Pipeline project.

The first meeting will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Dixie High School, and the second meeting will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington County Water Conservancy District.

The Lake Powell Pipeline is a water-delivery project that could transport more than 84,000 acre feet of water per year from Lake Powell to Washington and Kane counties. The meetings will cover the status of the project, financial issues, population projections and existing water usage. Residents unable to attend in person can submit a comment online.

Event details

  • What: Public meetings for the Lake Powell Pipeline project.
  • When: Thursday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where:
    • Thursday: Dixie High School, Lecture Hall 100, 350 E 700 South, St George.
    • Friday: Washington County Water Conservancy District, 533 E. Waterworks Drive, St. George.
  • Residents unable to attend in person can submit a comment online.

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  • utahdiablo March 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    The Pipeline is a done deal folks so get ready to have your monthly water rates go up by 100% and your property tax bill do the same FOREVER….but go to the meeting. and maybe you can all pick out a nice photo of that POS Ron Thompson so you can all make a statue of him after he’s gone, to hero worship

    • PogoStik March 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Please read the Phoenix article I posted below. By the time the LPP is built Arizon will have sucked Lake Powell dry. Then what? Maybe we could turn the empty pipeline into a skateboard ride from LP to StGeo!

  • Larry March 20, 2018 at 7:17 am

    “Every Snowflake that falls on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains….Is Over Appropriated.” (something that was said quite often in the early 1960s when Lake Powell was just starting to fill up.

    Las Vegas wants water from the Snake River Valley Auquifer, and is willing to build a pipeline all the way to Vegas. It would be shorter to build that pipeline to Washington and Iron Counties. Solution would be to have Las Vegas foot the entire bill for a shorter (less expensive for them) pipeline to our Utah Counties, In exchange for Our Lake Powell Water Rights to them….No pipeline would be needed to Las Vegas (from Lake Powell) because it is already there. It is called The Grand Canyon and already empties into Lake Mead where Vegas already has a Pipeline to Town…. It really is That Simple!

  • Bill March 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Unless the governments get back to common sense conservation and admit the environmental arm with political correctness is what’s destroying our water sheds for a growing public. The only solutions are more Dams and pump backs into the aquafiers for drought times.

  • PogoStik March 20, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Southern Utah is not the only entity that has an eye on Lake Powell. Read the article in today’s Guardian newspaper about Phoenix and their lack of water problem. Besides Lake Powell, Arizona is toying with the idea of building a pipeline from the Great Lakes to Phoenix (you have to think larger S. Utah). Read this article and see our same problem on a much larger scale.

  • Mike P March 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Why doesn’t anyone build a pipeline to say, Central Canada? Nobody (literally) lives there or anywhere around there because it’s under snow permanently. Maybe take some of that.

    • PogoStik March 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      They already have built a Canadian pipeline. Unfortunately it’s filled with oil. Maybe we could empty it out and fill it with water.

  • comments March 20, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Why don’t they just build a pipe to africa, the nile has plenty of water. Or just build a pipe to the ocean, durrr.

    I can’t tell if some of you are trying to be funny or if you’re really this….

  • comments March 20, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    There’s no use protesting, crying, or stomping your feet and sulking. You people are getting the big pipe whether you like it or not.

  • Carpe Diem March 21, 2018 at 5:28 am

    This just in, the new cost estimates bring the LPP price tag to 999 Kagillion dollars.

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