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4th Avenue Well update

On Thursday, March 7th, at the SLC Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC), representatives of SLC Public Utilities and CRSA Architecture will present design plans for a proposed pump house for the well at 4th Avenue and Canyon Road near Memory Grove Park. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in Room 326 of the City and County Building, 451 S. State Street.

The proposal will be covered during a work session. The work session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.

The proposed pump house is necessary to ensure worker safety and to comply with updated state electrical codes, which require us to bring the well above ground. The current well has supplied up to 7 million gallons of water a day since the City first tapped it in 1948. During the high-demand summer months, the well provides drinking water and fire flow for the entire downtown area, the Salt Lake City International Airport and Capitol Hill. This well is an essential component in our water supply and distribution network.

Because the proposed project is within a designated historic neighborhood, architectural plans will be vetted by the HLC. Architects David Triplett and John Ewanowski have designed renderings to meet HLC guidelines while simultaneously providing for safety and functionality. For a complete look at renderings and proposed site plans, go here.

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