At the governor's water hearing, a supposed forum for innovative water ideas, many stood up to push for removing property taxes for water, which encourage wasteful water use. Utah's water use, 295 gallons per person daily, is nearly twice that of the national average. Yet, the Division of Water Resources claims Utah is running out of water. It has already flushed $25 million worth of taxpayer money down the drain on the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline to further Utah's water waste. This spending took place before this meeting was held to hear innovative ideas.
The Lake Powell Pipeline has become synonymous with pork-barrel government spending. If every Utahn showed up to oppose this horrible idea, the Division would still charge forward with this $2 billion project. Are we really expected to believe this agency wants to know what we think of this stupidity? The public should be outraged that a government agency entrusted with implementing water conservation is in fact doing the opposite — encouraging water waste, from here to the untold future. This is why I want to see an audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources.
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