Stagecoach water well is almost dry |

Stagecoach water well is almost dry

A bond the Summit County Commission approved last week for about $3 million could help the county’s Mountain Regional Water Special Service District permanently provide water to Stagecoach Estates.

"[Stagecoach Estates is] in dire need to get this project," said Marti Gee, a Mountain Regional Water spokeswoman. "They’ve been willing to step up to the plate and pay for it with a special monthly fee they’re going to pay on top of their water bills."

Stagecoach Estates is a gated community in the Snyderville Basin located north of the Silver Creek area near the Morgan County line.

The new bond will not raise water rates for customers of Mountain Regional who live outside the rural subdivision, Gee stressed.

Sources at Stagecoach quit producing water in 2007, she said, adding that a well at Stagecoach Estates today is close to drying up so Mountain Regional is busy trucking water to the neighborhood.

"This is almost a humanitarian effort," Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott said. "Last year we had to run tanker trucks up to Stagecoach to fill water tanks."

The bond transaction could close next week, Gee explained.

"The $3 million bond basically pays for improvements in the Stagecoach area," Summit County Commissioner Bob Richer said about pipes, pump stations and other water infrastructure needed at Stagecoach Estates.

About a dozen companies submitted bids for the project and "it actually came in lower than we thought it would," Gee said.

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