Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) secured $15 million dollars for the Central Utah Project, Utah’s largest and most comprehensive water resource development program. 

Stewart secured this funding in the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. 

“This is a big win for Utah,” Stewart said. “With this imperative funding, the Central Utah Project will now be able to move forward towards its anticipated completion in the next five years and continue to serve the people of Utah for decades to come.”

“Many Utahns don’t realize that the water coming out of their tap has traveled hundreds of miles to get there as part of the Central Utah Project,” said Gene Shawcroft, General Manager for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. “It’s crucial that we finish what we started to ensure adequate water supply for our booming population.”

Having passed the full House Appropriations Committee, this bill now moves to the House and Senate floors for final consideration.

For more information on the Central Utah Project legislation, click here.