Emerging Issues + Anticipated Changes
Tabiona’s culinary water system is fed by two springs on Tabby Mountain. Currently, the water is supplied via a water system which has gravity flow and does not require treatment at this time. The system has 132 residential connections and 8 commercial connections. There is currently a single storage tank with a total capacity of 250,000 gallons.
Tabiona’s secondary water system is supplied by an irrigation canal with Indian water rights. It consists of a screen structure and pipeline delivering water from the canal north of Town. These secondary water rights come from the Duchesne River. The Town has set amounts of allotments equivalent to 4 ac-ft per year. New development and annexed areas should pay to have water systems brought to their properties, or an impact fee should be in place to help the Town provide the services.
The sewer system in Tabiona consists of sewer main lines running through the roadways in town, primarily 8-inch in size with manholes at intersections. The gravity-fed system flows south and east where it is treated through sewage lagoons consisting of three cells. With proper maintenance, the system is adequate to meet the demand that is currently in Tabiona.
Goals + Policies
- Service Equity – Tabiona will make every effort to allocate the cost of public services, facilities, and utilities in a fair and equitable way.
- Infrastructure System Integrity – Tabiona will maintain it’s public systems’ physical and fiscal integrity.
Potential Action Steps + Investments
- Support water conservation programs and activities.
- Maintain a capital improvement program within a public facilities master plan with 1, 5, and 10 year projects.
- Develop a water management plan.
- Develop an impact fee plan and fee schedule.
- As resources permit, conduct public education initiatives regarding conservation of water use.