Rep. Stewart Secures $15 Million for Utah’s Largest Water Resource Project
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) amendment passed the House of Representatives that secures $15 million for the Central Utah Project, Utah’s largest and most comprehensive water resource development program. The amendment was included in the final version of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. It will now head to the President to be signed into law.
“This is great news for Utah,” Stewart said. “With an increase of nearly 50% over last year’s funding, the Central Utah Project will now be able to move forward towards completion and continue to serve the people of Utah for decades to come.”
“The District is grateful to Congressman Stewart for his direct efforts to increase federal funding for construction of the Central Utah Project,” said Gene Shawcroft, General Manager of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. “The project is in its final years of construction and the timely completion of the project is vital to the future water supply for Utah residents.”