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Spanish Forks New Spring

Submitted by david.thacker on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 07:24
Shane Waters

On April 1st, ninth graders from Spanish Fork Junior High, got a close up view of how they get their drinking water. The Earth science classes went on a field trip to Spanish Fork Canyon to see a spring being developed for culinary water use for the city of Spanish Fork. The spring is located below Covered Bridge. John Waters, Spanish Fork Water Division Manager, gave the students a guided tour of the new spring. “Do you see that mountain side over there?” as he pointed towards the other side of highway 6, “That is where the water shed is located for this spring. In order for the water to get from there to this spring, it takes two years for the water to travel through the ground.” Mr. Waters continues “During a drought year, we won’t see the results for two years!”

The students enjoyed the time in the canyon and studying the structure of the spring and seeing the clean water that the residents of Spanish Fork will soon enjoy.