Smithfield City Council signs on for canal rebuilding project

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield City Council signed the cost participation agreement Friday for the Logan Northern Canal rebuilding project. Smithfield, Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park and Cache County have all agreed to sign the agreement. The National Resource Conservation Service allocated emergency watershed protection funds for the project. These funds will cover half of the cost. Smithfield, Hyde Park, Logan, North Logan and Cache County are responsible for the rest. The total cost of the project is $25.8 million; the NRCS will give $19,350,000. The canal companies and the cities are responsible for the remaining $6,450,000. Smithfield is responsible for roughly $967,500 (or 15 percent). The portions are based on how much each city benefits from the project. The project will restore water flow in the Logan-Hyde Park-Smithfield canal, which is important for the city’s culinary water supply.

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