Procter & Gamble Water Supply

Paper Products Expansion into Utah
Procter & Gamble
Bear River City, Box Elder County, Utah

Procter & Gamble Water Supply


Hansen, Allen & Luce provided the necessary expertise and experience to identify and help develop a high-quality water source for P&G’s new $300 million facility.


The project required the identification and analysis of potential water sources for a new $300 million facility in Box Elder County. Water sources investigated included shallow and deep groundwater, local surface and spring water, existing and potential culinary sources from Bear River Water Conservancy District, Brigham City, Mantua Reservoir, and the Bear River in both Utah and Idaho. Phase I water was ultimately acquired from Brigham City with Phase II water coming from a successful water right filing on the Bear River that involved detailed negotiations and water share transfers with Bear River Canal Company, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, and Bear River Duck Club.

Interesting Numbers

  • Phase I Capital Cost: $315,000,000
  • Number of Employees: 300
  • Square Feet: 1,000,000
  • First New U.S. Facility in: 40 years


Few water sources in northern Utah provide the quality and quantity required to process paper products. The project involved the investigation and negotiation of multiple water sources that would provide a sustainable, reliable, high-quality water supply to support the capital investment of P&G’s expansion into Utah.


HAL assisted P&G in fully evaluating and acquiring a Phase I water source through Brigham City and a new surface water right for future Phase II directly from the Bear River, including water right approval, land acquisition, and the design of the pumping facilities.