Although Crockett operates independently from local municipalities, its service area includes land within Logan City, North Logan City, Hyde Park City, and Cache County.
Crockett and the three cities impacted by Crockett’s operations are facing immediate water-related challenges. Decisions made today about local water management impact the future success and growth potential of Cache Valley.
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After identifying the water-related challenges and recognizing the need to begin addressing them now, Crockett moved forward with finding a solution. Crockett hired a team of engineering and financial consultants to perform a feasibility analysis of three alternatives and evaluate which alternative would adequately address the identified challenges, provide the greatest long-term benefits to all stakeholders, and be financially viable.
The result of the conducted alternative analysis and evaluation recommended that constructing a complete PI system throughout the Crockett service area would address the identified water-related challenges, provide significant benefits, and be financially viable.
The culinary water systems will not need to add as much future infrastructure for increased source, distribution or storage demand. This benefit is approximately $50 million in today’s dollars.
Many of the irrigation canals would be available to convey additional stormwater reducing the amount of stormwater infrastructure that the cities would need. This benefit is approximately $46 million in today’s dollars.
Logan City would see a reduced amount of infiltration that enters the sewer collection system. Sewer treatment plant operation and maintenance costs would be reduced because of reduced flow. $0.9 million is the calculated sanitary yearly sewer benefit.
The water being used to water lawns in the Crockett service area would not need to be pumped from culinary wells which will create power savings. $130,000 would be saved annually now by reducing pumping of culinary water if a PI system were installed and $359,000 would be saved annually at build out.
Valuable water will be conserved by piping the irrigation system. The value of the conserved water over a 50-year period is $63.75 million in today’s dollars.
Pressurizing the irrigation system may allow more space for trails to be constructed along canal rights of way.
Water rights will be protected from transfer to the Wasatch Front by utilizing surplus water saved through system efficiencies.
Enclosed irrigation systems are safer than traditional open systems.
Grant opportunities for secondary water systems are more available than for culinary water systems.
There will be more flexibility of irrigation times for PI systems. There is also flexibility on how water is applied to the land. This allows users more control over when and how they irrigate.
Currently the canals require a base flow (carrier water) to deliver any water for irrigation use. Pressurized irrigation does not require carrier water to irrigate. This allows all the water to be used for irrigation or other beneficial uses and will allow water to stay in First Dam which will provide for less restrictions and more available water when demand is high.
Land with pressurized irrigation for agricultural and landscape irrigation purposes is of higher property value than land that uses gravity irrigation or culinary water for irrigation.
The Crockett diversion is aging and will need to be replaced if the Do Nothing Alternative is selected. Construction of a complete PI system will remove the need for a new Crockett diversion structure.
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In 2016, Crockett hired a team of consultant engineers to evaluate the installation of a pressurized irrigation system within the Crockett Service Area. After more than two years of coordination with stakeholders including Crockett, Logan City, North Logan City, Hyde Park City, and the Cache Water District, the Crockett Pressurized Irrigation Master Plan was completed in Spring of 2019.
During the creation of the Crockett Pressurized Irrigation Master Plan, Crockett’s future needs were identified through technical analysis, stakeholder coordination, and on-site field work.
Crockett is currently working to identify funding through a combination of grants and cost-share agreements to begin planning and preparing an environmental document.
Once funding has been secured, Crockett will continue to plan for and study a complete PI System.
A robust and thorough environmental study must occur before a large construction project can begin. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether the proposed action or other alternatives would cause significant environmental effects. Environmental studies of this size normally take between one and two years to complete.
The design phase of a project consists of continued stakeholder involvement; coordination with property owners, water right owners and shareholders; and final engineering design.
Due to the size of the proposed project, construction would likely be phased and could take up to five years to complete.
After construction, the new system would need to be maintained and operated. At this point in the process, it hasn’t been decided how or which entity would care for this system long term.
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