Springville’s Bartholomew Pond to open

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Rod­ney Ol­droyd

The open­ing of the new Bartholomew Pond, lo­cated at the mouth of Hob­ble Creek Canyon, will be held on the last day of the 2015 Art City Days cel­e­bra­tion: Satur­day, June 13, at 1:30 p.m.

A fed­eral grant through the Utah County Wa­ter Con­ser­vancy Dis­trict has made this plan a re­al­ity. The park will have a two-fold func­tion. First, it will cre­ate a new pres­sur­ized, sec­ondary wa­ter sys­tem for the busi­nesses and res­i­dents of the Springville West Fields area.

Cur­rently th­ese busi­nesses and res­i­dents are us­ing treated culi­nary wa­ter for wa­ter­ing lawns and gar­den ar­eas. This new fa­cil­ity will save mil­lions of gal­lons of treated wa­ter ev­ery year. It will have a con­tin­ual sup­ply of fresh wa­ter from the springs in the area.

The sec­ond fea­ture that most res­i­dents are ex­cited about is its recre­ational pur­pose. The pond - com­plete with a sandy beach, walk­ing trail, pavil­ions and a con­ces­sions stand - will be a top des­ti­na­tion not only for res­i­dents but also those visit-

it­ing from nearby com­mu­ni­ties. Fish were planted about two months ago by Utah State Fish and Game.

The deep­est depth of the pond will be 13 feet. The wa­ter is crys­tal clear and the sand goes well into the wa­ter. Ten sam­ples of dif­fer­ent sands were re­viewed to find the one best for the beach and sta­bil­ity in the wa­ter. The park­ing lot will hold 145 ve­hi­cles. No park­ing will be per­mit­ted in the res­i­den­tial area of the pond. This beau­ti­ful ad­di­tion to the many ameni­ties of­fered in Springville will be avail­able to res­i­dents to en­joy free of charge.

The new Bartholomew Pond recre­ational area will of­fi­cially open in Springville on June 13 with a cer­e­mony that day at 1:30 p.m.

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