Goshen Awarded $4.1 Million To Update Its Troubled Water System

Jul 9, 2021, 7:56 PM | Updated: Jul 5, 2023, 10:59 am

GOSHEN, Utah — This week, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that Goshen, a town near Santaquin, would be getting $4.1 million to update their water system.

Mayor Steven Staheli said $3 million is a loan, but the town also secured a $1.1 million grant.

The money will be used to install a new 500,000 gallon water storage tank, electronic measuring systems and replace the majority of water distribution lines in town.

The mayor says construction is set to start next spring.

Goshen has a history of water issues, but this money isn’t related to a contamination problem KSL TV first reported on in 2015 when five homes just outside the town limits were placed on a boil order.

“They gave us bottled water, but stopped doing that,” Grant Parr said.

Parr lives in one of the affected homes and was boiling water for about two years.

Mayor Staheli said fixing the contamination issue cost the town about $200,000 but the issue was resolved in 2018.

Parr was happy to find out about the new upgrade the town’s water system. He also said the system had been fixed years ago, but at one point, it was terrible.

“They cut the pipes open and found dead animals in it,” he said.

Never did he think he wouldn’t have drinking water in Utah.

“I dealt with it before in the service,” said Parr.

Parr said he and his neighbors were never reimbursed during the years they were boiling water. He also said the communication about the situation was poor.

Parr hopes his experience can be a lesson other towns and city leaders take into consideration.

Editor’s note: this article has been updated to clarify that the 2015 water contamination issue was fixed in 2018 and that the new funding addresses other improvements.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

The Utah Senate on March 1, 2024....

Lindsay Aerts

Final day of 2024 legislative session saw billions in funding and a move to ban pride flags

The final day of Utah’s 2024 legislature saw over 100 bills passed, involving funding for downtown, social media restrictions for minors, and a $29.4 billion budget.

4 hours ago

Cache County Clerk David Benson addresses a crowd regarding election law violations. (Mike Anderson...

Mike Anderson

Cache County Clerk addresses office election law violations

Cache County Clerk David Benson answered questions from the media and local voters about findings of numerous election law violations in his office.

5 hours ago

Pair of handcuffs on a black bacthroom...

Alexander Campbell

Washington County man calls police on self, gets arrested for stolen firearms

A teenager is off the streets after calling in to St. George Police and giving them his approximate location Friday, leading to a guns-drawn arrest.

5 hours ago

Two victims in a Hit-and-run in Sugarhouse speak to KSL News on Friday. (Emma Benson, KSL News)...

Emma Benson

Sugarhouse hit and run victims speak out

Two Sugarhouse women are speaking out after they were involved in a hit-and-run.

7 hours ago

Toyota passenger car that was involved in a fatal crash on Friday. (Utah Highway Patrol)...

Alexander Campbell

South Jordan crash results in one fatality, closes I-15 on ramp

Interstate 15 is closed at 11400 South while Utah Highway Patrol investigates a fatal crash on Friday.

8 hours ago

SLCPD officers pulling the the man off the parking garage ledge. (The Salt Lake City Police Departm...

Alex Cabrero

Body cam video shows police officers save man’s life during mental health crisis

Many people who live or work in downtown Salt Lake City often have very normal days. 

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Goshen Awarded $4.1 Million To Update Its Troubled Water System