WHy the LPP?
Meeting Anticipated Demand
Washington County’s population growth has averaged six percent annually from 1970 to 2015. The county is now home to more than 160,000 residents and is projected to exceed 500,000 by 2065. According to the Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, in collaboration with the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, Washington County is projected to have the largest percent increase in population (229 percent) in the state by 2065.
Diversifying the Water Supply
Most southern Utah residents currently depend on a single water source of variable quality and quantity – the Virgin River basin. The LPP diversifies the region’s water sources and builds more resiliency and reliability into the region’s water system.
The LPP is part of a comprehensive water supply plan for Southern Utah. By 2060, 45 percent of Southern Utah’s water will come from the LPP and associated reuse.