Weber Basin Water District
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
A key initiative for all water conservancy districts throughout the state is the Slow the Flow Campaign. It's designed to help Utahns have a better understanding of how to use water more responsibly to preserve this critical resource. And public awareness continues to grow, especially with all conservancy districts operating a demonstration garden to show how these principles look in practice.
After 30 years of being in this business, Tage understands the stakes for water conservation and planning. Layton-based Weber Basin Water District is in place to make water supplies available. They operate the big reservoirs people recreate on and provide water on a wholesale basis. In Davis and Weber counties, a major issue right now is pressurized secondary water. The concern is that it's river water, so it hasn't been filtered, and it's largely unmetered, so it's overused. Technology has caught up, with meters that measure use without plugging up. They've installed 2,600 meters and are already seeing a difference in the responsibility of how people use this water.
With Utah's expected population growth, there will be a much higher need for water education, and to continue the conservation systems. Tage and his team of 100 employees at the Weber Basin Water District are continuing to develop programs to help prepare us now and in the future.
If you're interested in learning more about water conservation, check out Utah Water Week activities now through May 9. Water Week is an annual educational campaign designed to provide public awareness and involvement in water issues locally and globally. Find out more information at ims-awwa.org.
For Zions Bank, I'm Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Weber Basin Water District 2837 E. Hwy 193 Layton, UT 84040 801-771-1677 www.weberbasin.com