What is the Lake Powell Pipeline?
The Lake Powell Pipeline is a water delivery project that will transport water to 13 southern Utah communities.
The LPP: A Key to Our Long-Term Water Future
The Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) is part of a comprehensive, long-term water supply plan for southern Utah that includes new resource development and increased water conservation.
The LPP will transport water from Lake Powell through an approximately 140-mile buried pipeline to Washington and Kane counties. Five pump stations will move the water through the pipeline. Six hydroelectric facilities will supply a portion of the energy needed to operate the pump stations.
At full capacity, the project will deliver 82,249 acre feet of water per year to Washington County and 4,000 acre feet of water per year to Kane County. Cities and towns benefiting from the project include St. George, Washington, Hurricane, Santa Clara, Ivins, La Verkin, Toquerville, Leeds, Apple Valley, Virgin, Kanab, Johnson Canyon and unincorporated areas in Kane County.
Southern Utah’s population is projected to exceed 500,000 people by 2065. Meeting the community’s water needs will require ongoing conservation, water development projects and agricultural water transfers.