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Lake Powell Pipeline News

Acre-Feet Per Year(AFY)

AFY is a common form of measurement for water providers. Depending on usage rates, 1 AFY can meet the needs of 2-4 households per year.

Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Lake Powell Pipeline

The Pipeline would deliver 69,000 acre-feet of water from Lake Powell - a reservoir on the Colorado River - across 139 miles to Washington County, Utah.

The Local Waters Alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline

The Local Waters Alternative is a solution to meet the future water needs of Washington County, Utah, by relying on local water supplies such as water conservation, water reuse and agricultural water transfers. It demonstrates that the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline, a project that would pump water from Lake Powell to Washington County, is unnecessary. Western Resource Advocates submitted this Local Waters Alternative to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), who is the permitting agency for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project.


Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet


Click to view a larger version of the graph. Washington County's current average system-wide potable water use (241 gpcd) is among the highest of 30 communities in the West. These rates of water use are measured in gallons per capita per day (GPCD) and represent potable water used across the residential, commercial, institutional and industrial secto