The Johnson Canyon system will have a third well come online in the summer of 2016. The well is located in the Navajo Sandstone aquifer and has the capacity to pump 500 gallons per minute. The District is also constructing a 250,000 gallon water tank in Johnson Canyon to increase the storage capacity for the area. The system should be completed and in service by summer 2016. The photos above show the fusing machine that is being used to make the pipeline that will lateral off the main line to the new water tank.
The District is in the process of planning for a new warehouse that should be completed within the next two years.
The Zion National Park Water Rights Settlement Agreement allows for storage of up to 6,750 acre/ft of water in drainages on the East Fork of the Virgin River. The district is currently studying and developing resources to construct a reservoir in the Cove Canyon site which is just south of Orderville, UT.