History of Grantsville, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)

The city's wide main street is bordered by tall, lovely trees; but her rural lanes once lined with Lombardy poplars are dying out now that the once-filled irrigation ditches have been replaced by sprinkling systems. The climate is mild; a very deep accumulation of snow is prevented because of its proximity to the Great Salt Lake. The average summer high temperature is in the 80s; the average summer low is in the 50s; the average winter high is in the 40s; and the average winter low is in the 20s. The average water year rainfall is 11 inches of precipitation.

Incorporated 12 January 1867, the city by 1910 had a population of only 1,000; but by 1990 the figures indicated 4,480; and by 1992, 5,500. From 19.13 square miles at incorporation, the city has decreased in area to 15.63 square miles because of a request by residents in the northern part of the city for de-annexation. A city culinary water system became operational in February of 1940, using mountain water from North Willow Canyon. That pipeline is no longer in use, however; water is provided by three deep wells. A sewer system for the city was not operational until December 1971. An earth-filled dam with a storage capacity of 3,370 acre-feet of water was completed by the Grantsville Irrigation Company in 1985.

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