Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ephraim to repair tunnel

Ephraim City has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to repair a 7,000-foot tunnel that passed under Skyline Drive. The tunnel is deteriorating to the point that portions have collapsed. Approximately 65 percent of the city’s drinking water flows through the tunnel. In addition, a $1.87 million loan from the Utah Division of Water Resources and $330,000 in local matching funds will be applied to the $3 million total price tagged for repairing the tunnel and upgrading Cobble Field ditch. Work on the two repair projects could begin this autumn. Sanpete Messenger