Aqueduct Resilience Grants

Wasatch Front Aqueduct Resilience Grants

The Utah Legislature has provided $50 million for aqueduct resilience projects on the Wasatch Front. For this funding, an aqueduct is an enclosed pressurized pipeline that is buried underground. Short portions may be above ground.

Eligible projects’ aqueducts must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Crosses the Wasatch Fault Zone as defined by the Utah Geological Survey
  • Provides drinking water
  • Supplies water to a minimum of 20,000 people

Applications due by September 18, 2023.

Grants are limited to a maximum of 75% of study or design costs and/or 50% of construction. Grant amounts will be determined by the following:

  • Grant requested vs. the number of residents served
  • Lack of additional water sources/systems
  • Potential risk of seismic damage to the aqueduct and resulting impacts to public drinking water supply
  • Timeline to complete studies of needed aqueduct resiliency projects
  • Timeline for design and construction of proposed work
  • Expected risk reduction/HAZUS rating improvement
  • Other funding sources secured to complete the project

For more information, contact Eric Dixon, Design & Construction Manager, at 801-310-8407 or