Wasatch Front aqueduct resilience grants available now

Wasatch Front aqueduct resilience grants available now

Published 08-28-23

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2023) – the Utah Legislature has provided $50 million for aqueduct resilience projects on the Wasatch Front. Applications to receive the grants are open now!

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

Grants are limited to a maximum of 75% of study 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

Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2023.

For more information, contact Eric Dixon, Design & Construction Manager, at 801-310-8407 ericdixon@utah.gov.

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