Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

The City of Saratoga Springs, Utah, retained Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) to provide design and construction services for an irrigation pump station adjacent to Utah Lake. The new project will provide water to the City’s growing southern area and allow the City to utilize Utah Lake water rights.

The $5.1-million project includes:

  • A submerged tee-style wedge-wire intake screen with air-burst cleaning system
  • 42-inch diameter intake pipe
  • Concrete wet well
  • Automatic Amiad self-cleaning 200 mesh filters
  • Overhead bridge crane
  • Four 200-horsepower vertical turbine pumps
  • Space for two additional future pumps
  • 30-inch diameter ductile iron discharge piping
  • Dredging of the existing marina to provide low lake level access

The withdrawal of water directly from Utah Lake (rather than the downstream Jordan River and its canals) bypasses 15 miles of open channels and avoids seepage and evaporation losses that would occur along the way. The pump station will offer pumping capacity of 5,000 gallons per minute, expandable to 10,000 gallons per minute with future pumps.

Construction began in December 2016 by COP Construction. To date the intake structure, building exterior, and piping have been completed. The project should be finished in time for the 2017 irrigation season.