Duchesne City is taking on new projects that will improve its infrastructure over the course of the next year.
The projects include the construction of a new water filling station above the city to the north and improvements to the runway at the airport.
The current filling station has proven inadequate to meet demand and some citizens have complained about safety concerns with the large oil-field water trucks always on the move in a residential area. Duchesne Mayor RoJean Rowley has seen the trucks lined up.
The timing seems right for the project. Not only is the land available, but an energy industry firm is offering to contribute towards the project, whose estimated total cost is $180,000 “on the high end,” according to Rowley.