J-U-B Awarded New Pressure Irrigation Study

The Crockett Irrigation Board  in Cache County, Utah selected  J-U-B’s Logan office to prepare a significant study that will lead to a new pressure irrigation system servicing the northwest area of Logan, North Logan, and Hyde Park. In addition to the Crockett service area, the study will include ten additional irrigation companies that receive water through the Crockett distribution system.

With steady growth in Cache Valley, land use is evolving from agricultural to municipal. This evolution results in a change in water resource usage. Irrigation canals are aging and water seepage is becoming problematic. For these reasons, Crockett Avenue Irrigation and Distribution System, Inc. determined it was time to investigate pressurizing their irrigation system to distribute water more efficiently and minimize loss through conveyance.

The study will also evaluate the benefits of the additional capacity in the existing canals to convey storm water. Currently, the irrigation canals convey storm water from the development areas.

An improved irrigation system will lessen culinary water consumption during summer months, which will reduce demand on the municipal culinary water systems and may result in long-term savings to the end users.

Once the study is complete, J-U-B will provide implementation recommendations to the Crockett Irrigation Board, the communities of Logan, North Logan, and Hyde Park, and other stakeholders.