Following the Pivotal
Over the past 30 years, Emigration Canyon residents have reported impairment of private wells directly to the Utah State Division of Water Rights (“Utah State Engineer“) immediately following the completion of Boyer Well Nr. 1, Boyer Well Nr. 2, the Brigham Fork, and the Upper Freeze Creek Wells by The Boyer Company LC and Emigration Improvement District (“EID” aka ECID) operated for the massive expansion of the Emigration Oaks PUD development.
The destruction of single-family domestic wells by large-diameter commercial wells was accurately predicted by the Utah State Engineer’s office in 1966.
The impairment of the Emigration Canyon Stream was accurately predicted by EID’s own hydrologist in 1995.
In July 2000, EID’s own hydrologist recorded that Boyer Well #2 had extracted more water than had been replenished in a good water year (i.e., groundwater mining) but then failed to disclose this fact when it secured $1.8 million of federally-backed funds to construct the Brigham Fork Well in the same aquifer, which was subsequently terminated as an active water source in September 2015 due to drinking-water contamination.