Reservoir A

The District's new Reservoir A is now complete and will be operational for the 2011 water year. Here are a few facts on the "New Reservoir A Project."

  • Engineers were Bryce Wilcox and Jonathan Frazier from J-U-B Engineers.
  • The contractor was Associated Brigham Contractors, Inc of Brigham City, Utah.
  • The cost was $1,463,617.36
  • The District used Zions Bank Public Finance as it's Financial Advisor.
  • The District was issued $869,000.00 in Water Revenue Bonds to pay for the Reservoir with a starting interest rate of 1.45% ending in 2020 with an interest rate of 4.19%.
  • The Reservoir is located at approximately 1750 N 100 W in Farmington.
  • The Reservoir is a 10.3 acre feet Reservoir with a capacity of about three million gallons of water. The Reservoir is 350 feet long and 100 feet wide and about 14 feet deep.
  • Construction includes: 1,800 cubic yards of concrete, 3,000 cubic yards of gravel, and 304,000 lbs of rebar.
  • Benchland Water District and Farmington City worked together on excavation costs, hauling 78,000 cubic yards 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 road project.

The Districts feels confident that the water users will benefit greatly by the new Reservoir and the increased capacity for the Water District. The District is continuing the Phase II evaluation on the District's existing reservoirs. This evaluation will monitor any leakage in the Reservoirs and provide us with a seismic condition review report and an upgraded emergency action plan to insure the safety of our Reservoirs.