Canal company looks to place pipe in North Logan

Hyde Park Canal Co. President Steve Seamons asked the North Logan City Council Wednesday to fund a project that would put a larger pipe in from the canal to 400 East – a distance of two blocks.Seamons said the pipe is necessary in order to restore the canal’s functionality, which has been damaged by a development. “In this request, it helps our delivery system of our irrigation water, but it also gives us another headgate that we can open up to relieve the pressure off the canal when a storm comes,” he said. When the area was developed, the canal company had to find a different route for the water, which made getting enough water pressure to push irrigation water to properties west of the highway difficult. Seamons asked that the city put an irrigation pipe back in along the development down to 400 East where it will connect to the irrigation system already in place. The pipe will also help the canal company deal with the city’s storm water, he said. “We don’t generate storm water, but we’re here to help in relieving the storm water, but we need your help in accomplishing that,” Seamons told the council. The project is in its beginning stages, with cost estimates still unknown. Council member Al Moser said he felt the city has a responsibility to take care of the problem and proposed that city and canal representatives get together, make a plan and then approve that expenditure through the council at a later meeting. –

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