On peak days of usage (July and August) residents will use 50-52 million gallons of water a day.
We have an amazing group of employees who maintain not only these tanks but our entire water system throughout the city.
Those of us who drive North University Avenue have been watching an amazing project taking shape.
While it’s easy to see the scope of the project it isn’t so easy to see some of the details.
Here’s what I know about the project.
- This phase has been undertaken by Taghe Steffensen as “One Spectacular Eagle Project.”
- Scout Troop 570 has donated over 40 man hours to this project.
- In addition to Taghe, the neighborhood has donated all the labor to make it happen and they have accessed a Provo City Neighborhood Matching Grant.
- The guy with the tractor is someone who spends sun up to sun down helping his neighbors.
|Thanks to Wade Davis, our only customer|
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*The parks. There are very few places that have amazing, clean, beautifully well-keps parks like Provo does.
The header for this series was done by Ashley Christensen the amazing artist behind Ashmae.
John Chamberlain and I have been talking about a hike up Slate Canyon for too long. Last Friday Sue and I finally got together with him for the long awaited hike.
John has been telling me about a little known trail that was created as part of FDR’s “New Deal.” Despite his best efforts the trail has become overgrown and hard to follow.
Most Slate Canyon hikers stay down in the bottom of the canyon along the dirt road. This trail takes you high along the South side of the canyon. The views are spectacular and each bend in the trail calls out for you to see what’s ahead. We hiked for an hour and a half and then had to come back.
If you’re interested in taking the hike you have two options.
1) Ask John to take you on a guided tour or
2) Follow my directions: At the second parking lot head East and take the small trail that’s hard to find. When the small trail takes a fork look for the two rocks John set on top of each other and take the other fork. When you reach the fork that even John got mixed up at, take the left fork.
Don’t forget your water!