The Central Iron County Water Conservancy District embarked on a significant milestone as they broke ground on a state-of-the-art maintenance and office facility on April 29th. The event, held at 710 S Westview Drive in Cedar City, marked the beginning of a new chapter for the district and its commitment to water conservation and community service.

District Board Chairman David Harris opened the ceremony with a warm welcome, setting the tone for an occasion filled with anticipation and enthusiasm. Paul Monroe, the District General Manager, delivered insightful remarks, emphasizing the vital role water plays in our lives and the importance of the new building in advancing innovation, collaboration, and education within the community.

Monroe also took a moment to reflect on the District's history, tracing its roots back to its establishment in 1997 by the residents of Cedar Valley. He paid tribute to the dedicated individuals who spent nearly a decade laying the groundwork for the District's formation, as well as acknowledging the ongoing commitment of the current and past Board of Directors.


The groundbreaking ceremony brought together key figures, including board members, local officials, and representatives from Precision Development, the chosen general contractor for the project. With a diverse team of professionals onboard, including Ensign Engineering, CO Building Inc, and Sunroc Corporation, among others, the project is poised for success.

In his closing remarks, Monroe underscored the significance of the occasion, not only as a symbol of progress but also as a reminder of the collective responsibility to safeguard water resources for future generations. He expressed gratitude for the community's support and encouraged continued engagement as the district embarks on this transformative journey.

As the construction of the new facility commences, the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District remains committed to its mission of water conservation and stewardship. For more information about the district and its initiatives, interested individuals are encouraged to visit their website at

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