Utah County Mount Timpanogos
North Utah County Water Conservancy District


The North Utah County Water Conservancy District was originally organized under U.C.A. 73-9-3 (1953 as amended) as a water conservancy district by Court Order on February 13, 1959. The purpose of the District is to assist with the conservation, development and stabilization of supplies of water for domestic, irrigation, power, manufacturing, municipal and other beneficial uses.

The area affected by the District is the northern portion of Utah County which includes: American Fork, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Alpine, Highland, Manila, Cedar Hills, and portions of north Utah County. The District was also organized to represent certain special interests; specifically, sheep and cattle interests, soil conservation district, irrigation companies, and Utah County.


Tibble Fork ReservoirThe Mission of the North Utah County Water Conservancy District is: To create and maintain structures that provide for watershed protection, flood control, and debris removal at Silver Lake, Tibble Fork, Dry Creek, Battle Creek and Grove Creek dams. To act as a representative body for the residents of the district along with the various other organizations as prescribed by law. To sponsor and protect water conservation projects and resources for the benefit of the residents that reside within the district.


The NUWC boundaries include: A small portion of Lindon, Pleasant Grove and surrounding areas, American Fork, American Fork Canyon, Highland, Alpine, north to the top of the Traverse Ridge line, west to the point of the mountain, all of Lehi and surrounding areas east of the Jordan River.

Current and Future Projects

The 5 dams operated and maintained by the North Utah County Water Conservancy District receive an annual inspection and are currently being prepared for rehabilitation over the next 5 years.


Since 1990, under Utah state law, Title 73 Chapter 5A Section 101, the State Engineer has the authority to regulate dams within the state of Utah. This authority is based on a need to protect public safety, which includes protecting life and property. Rules have been developed that cover oversight of the design, maintenance, repair, removal and abandonment of dams.

Annual Fiscal Budget

The District is a political subdivision with taxing authority for the area affected. Property owners of north Utah County will note this on their property tax notice.

2017 Adopted Budget

2016 Adopted Budget

The Board

The Utah County Commission appoints individuals to the Board to represent the various cities and interests. The following individuals serve on the Board:

  Larry M. Mendenhall Highland-Manila Area
  Hunt Willoughby, Chair Alpine City
  Ernest John American Fork City
  Carl Clark Lehi City
  Michael Chambers, Vice-Chair Pleasant Grove City
  Sid Smart Cattle Interests
  Don Wadley Soil Conservation District
  Richard Mecham Irrigation Companies
  Bill Lee Utah County Commission
  Lynn Walker Director at Large
  (Vacant) Sheep Interests

Inquiries : John Jacobs, 801-756-7039