BENCHLAND WATER DISTRICT
NEW RESERVOIR "A"
The Feasibility Report dated March 1968, prepared by Nielsen & Maxwell Consulting Engineers projected two reservoirs located within the District's Northern boundary. Reservoir A-1 (6 acre feet) and Reservoir A-2 (23 acre feet) were never built due to revenue shortfalls and landowner refusal to sell property to the District.
In 2005, District Manager Aaron F Richards contacted District Engineers, J-U-B Engineers, Inc to prepare preliminary cost of engineering and construction for the New Reservoir A. The estimated cost was $1,765,734.00. As above average growth occurred and heavy watering demands grew during the drought years, the District's need for the New Reservoir A became a necessity. In January 2008, the District contacted the U.S. Forest Service about the possibility of building the New Reservoir A on U.S. Forest Service Property After hundreds of hours spent in meetings, plan revisions, document revisions by District Personnel, J U B Engineers and U.S. Forest Service personnel the District received a decision memo from the U S Forest Service on June 12, 2009 allowing the District to build the New Reservoir A. Here are a few facts on the New Reservoir A:
- - Project Engineers: Bryce Wilcox, Jonathan Frazier from J-U-B Engineers.
- - Reservoir A Location: Approximately 1750 N 100 W, Farmington
- - Reservoir A Size: 10.3 acre feet
- - Capacity in gallons: 3 million gallons
- - Length: 350 feet
- - Width: 100 feet
- - Depth: 14 feet
- - Year Built: 2010
- - # of Bidders: 12
- - Built By: Associated Brigham Contractors, Inc of Brigham City, Utah
- - Engineer Cost Estimate: 2.7 Million dollars.
- - Associated Brigham Contractors, Inc bid: $ 1,363,691.00
- - Excavated Material: 78,000 cubic yards
- - Gravel Used: 3,000 cubic yards
- - Rebar Used: 304,000 lbs.
- - Concrete: 1,800 cubic yards
- - Pumping costs: None
- - Service Area: 305 Acres
- - Financial Advisor: Zions Bank Public Finance
- - Water Revenue bonds: $869,000.00
NOTE: Benchland Water District and Farmington City Corporation worked together on
hauling to Park Lane (Farmington City Road to the North) saving the District $186,568.31 and saving Farmington City up to $500,000.00 on their project.
I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to call anytime with any questions about the New Reservoir A.
Scott L Parsell
Benchland Water District