Mayors to Map Out Water Plan

Mayors to Map Out Water Plan


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(KSL TV) The mayors of cities in the Salt Lake valley will meet today to develop a uniform water conservation plan for the region.

And while many cities across the state will likely raise rates or enforce watering bans, two valley cities have reached an agreement to borrow water to help with the drought.

Salt Lake City and Sandy reduced the chances of a ban on outdoor watering yesterday by making a deal to borrow enough water from Jordanelle Reservoir to serve 50,000 people for the summer.

Water managers insist the water windfall doesn't mean people can get away with watering as they always have.

Don Christiansen/Central Utah Water Cons. District: "THIS WATER THAT WE'RE MAKING AVAILABLE WON'T MAKE IT SO THEY CAN WASTE IT. IT'LL ONLY MAKE IT SO PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A REASONABLE WATER SUPPLY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER."

Even with the borrowed water Salt Lake residents will see an increase in water fees depending on how much water they use.

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