In order for Saratoga Springs, Utah, to continue to grow at its current rate, additional storage was needed in its pressurized irrigation system. Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) provided design and construction management services for a 17-acre-foot concrete-lined storage pond for Zone 1 and a 3,200 gallon-per-minute pump station for Zone 2.
The $4.5 million project included:
Due to the size and location of the pond, state Dam Safety officials classified the pond as “High Hazard,” which resulted in additional regulations. Other minor challenges were the amount of time needed for blasting and excavation of the bedrock in order to achieve the required depth of the pond.
HAL designed additional features to satisfy the increased Dam Safety requirements. To allow for additional growth, the storage pond was designed for a future expansion with a total storage of 29 acre-feet. The construction of the pond itself took about five months to complete and was ready at the start of the 2018 irrigation season. Overall completion of the project, from start to finish, took approximately eight months.