The City of Saratoga Springs, Utah, retained Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) to provide design and construction services for an irrigation pump station adjacent to Utah Lake. The new project will provide water to the City’s growing southern area and allow the City to utilize Utah Lake water rights.
The $5.1-million project includes:
The withdrawal of water directly from Utah Lake (rather than the downstream Jordan River and its canals) bypasses 15 miles of open channels and avoids seepage and evaporation losses that would occur along the way. The pump station will offer pumping capacity of 5,000 gallons per minute, expandable to 10,000 gallons per minute with future pumps.
Construction began in December 2016 by COP Construction. To date the intake structure, building exterior, and piping have been completed. The project should be finished in time for the 2017 irrigation season.