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Division of Water Quality Looks for Red Butte Restoration Proposals

The Utah Division of Water Quality is looking for ideas on how to enhance Red Butte Creek and nearby waters, now that a settlement with Chevron Pipe Line Company has been finalized. The agreement was made following last year’s spill that sent more than 30,000 gallons of crude oil flowing into Salt Lake City waterways.

(KCPW News) The Utah Division of Water Quality is looking for ideas on how to enhance Red Butte Creek and nearby waters, now that a settlement with Chevron Pipe Line Company has been finalized. The agreement was made following last year’s spill that sent more than 30,000 gallons of crude oil flowing into Salt Lake City waterways. Division of Water Quality Assistant Director John Whitehead encourages those who are qualified to submit proposals. But he wants to be clear in noting that Chevron is still on the hook for cleanup and remediation efforts.

“The $3 million that’s going to be utilized for mitigation projects is above and beyond that, where we can take the Red Butte watershed or the Jordan River watershed areas that were impacted and do something that’s even nicer and better and making them better for public use or better for habitat or those kinds of things,” says Whitehead.

Project ideas can be submitted through a form at the DEQ website. The deadline is December 13th.

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