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Clearfield gets loan to aid water supply

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CLEARFIELD — The city has received a federal loan and grant to improve its water supply to supplement a spring that is flowing less because of the drought.

The U.S. Agriculture Department's rural grant program has given the city a $950,000 grant and a $400,000 loan to drill a well and improve its water distribution system.

A 100,000-gallon spring box tank will be built to force well water to the transmission line, and a new 300,000-gallon tank will be built adjacent to the present one, city officials said.

Clearfield has been getting its culinary water from one spring, which has dropped in flow in recent years and has not been able to meet the demands of residents. The new water system will meet Utah Division of Drinking Water guidelines for fire flow, quality and water storage, officials said.