Mission and History

Washington County Water Conservancy District, a not-for-profit public agency, was established in 1962 to manage Washington County’s water needs. It’s charged with conserving, developing, managing and stabilizing water supplies within the county in an ongoing effort to provide a safe, sustainable water supply for current and future generations.

The district was formed at the request of local property owners, who signed a petition authorizing the district to develop and manage the county’s water supplies, including taxing their properties to accomplish these goals. During its 50-plus year history, the district has significantly expanded its infrastructure, services and capabilities in an ongoing effort to serve the county’s growing population.

Today, the district manages reservoirs, pipelines, wells, water storage tanks, treatment plants, hydro power plants, diversion dams and more. The facilities are currently capable of producing more than 60 million gallons of water a day.

The majority of the district’s water is sold wholesale to its municipal customers including the cities of St. George, Washington, Hurricane, Santa Clara, Ivins, Toquerville, La Verkin and the town of Virgin.

Providing wholesale water to municipalities is the district’s central operation, but the district also manages small retail, secondary and wastewater systems.