By Myrna Trauntvein
Mona Irrigation Company took the first step in placing
pressurized irrigation lines along rights-of-way belonging
to Juab County by receiving permission to apply for a
The county currently has a moratorium preventing digging
permits from being issued until a concrete plan can be
formulated and put into effect which will set rules and
regulations regarding digging along county
Gordon Young and Quentin Kay, representing the irrigation
company, informed Juab County Commissioners of the plan to
establish a pressurized irrigation system inside Mona
"The plan we are proposing," said Young, "would locate
pressurized system irrigation lines along old Highway 91 and
along parts of the Goshen Canyon Road."
Both of the roads and the rights-of-way along those
routes are county property.
"We wanted to know what needs to be done to accommodate
Juab County requirements and still construct the water
system," said Young.
The project predated the moratorium imposed by the
commission and, therefore, would qualify for a permit under
the older version of the county digging permit procedure. In
addition, the roads affected are those county roads which
become main streets inside Mona City.
Old Highway 91 becomes Mona's Main Street; the Goshen
Canyon Road leads directly into the city from the west
becoming a city street at the city's border; and Cemetery
Lane located to the east of Mona leads directly into the
city also becoming a city street.
Both the Goshen Canyon and the Cemetery Lane routes feed
into Main Street.
"It is possible for you to obtain a digging permit," said
Robert Steele, commissioner. "You would need to contract to
restore the shoulders of the roads when you are finished
Glenn Greenhalgh, county planning director, said the city
also needs to give electronic copies of the work done to the
county so the new pipeline routes can be added to the county
"Go ahead and apply for a digging permit for the Mona
Irrigation Company so the permitting process can begin,"
said Wm. Boyd Howarth, commission chair.
Final plans for the irrigation system pipeline must be
provided to Robert Garrett, county road superintendent, for
review prior to the permit being granted by the