PLEASANT GROVE FILTERS AND DIVERSIONS PROJECT
The city is underway on a construction project to improve the pressure irrigation system and reduce operating costs. The project will add or improve filter systems at our turnouts from the Alpine Aqueduct located along the Murdock Trail, and improve our diversions in Battle and Grove Creek Canyons. This will reduce or eliminate system clogging sediment, moss, or other materials in the areas served by these sources.
The project will move from location to location, and will be completed in May. The city’s diversion structures in Battle Creek and Grove Creek will be under construction. Hikers must obey construction signage and avoid construction areas. For Battle Creek Canyon, the Forest Service has issued a three-week “weekday only” trail closure from April 20th thru May 11th. The purpose of the closure is to ensure the safety of the public while heavy machinery is working on improvements being made by Pleasant Grove City to an irrigation diversion structure. On weekdays, a full trail closure will be in place just above the Kiwanis Park parking lot from Monday morning at 7 a.m. to Friday evening at 6 p.m. The work being performed will be below Battle Creek Falls and therefore the falls will not be accessible during the weekday closure times. Please don’t access the trail during the weekday closure times. On weekends, the contractor will be cleaning up the site and creating trail access through the construction area. The trail will only be open on weekends from 6 p.m. on Friday evening to 7 a.m. on Monday morning during the 3-week closure. The official USFS trail closure map and public notice can be found at: fs.usda.gov/alerts/uwcnf/alerts-notices
Please contact the Pleasant Grove Public
Works Department with comments or
questions related to this project by calling directly