Water and Sewer Systems – Moab UT

Description

A substantial waterworks and sewer system construction project was undertaken in Moab, Utah during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $32,000 loan and $13,118 outright grant to the community for the project, whose total cost was $49,391. Construction occurred between December 1934 and May 1935.

PWA Docket No. UT 1951

On January 4, 1934, the Times-Independent newspaper reported that the Moab water/sewer project had been approved by federal officials, which also funded the Moab public school building and Grand County courthouse.  Local voters had previously approved a bond issue in support of the project, which would share funding between the county and the federal government.  (Frimage, p. 274)

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 209.

Richard Frimage, History of Grand County.  Grand County UT: Utah State Historical Society, 1996.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 19, 2014.

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Location Info


Moab, UT

Location notes: General location marker for Moab

Coordinates: 38.573, -109.550

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