The state of Utah and its many cities have been in denial of our resources and
the limits it puts on developement. Governments idea of resource and
developement is to force everyone to cut use so they can add more developement
that can't reasonably be accomodated. Water departments around the state had
better be speaking up and telling local governments that resources for
developement are not there. It has happened in Las Vegas and here in Utah, both
desert states with no water resources. During times of drought we can expect
more water shortages and developement still continues to drain any resources.
Utah is limited for developement and the sooner our government gets out of their
denial mentality the better off Utah will be. Ogden will not be the first city
to publicly announce shortages and put every citizen at risk. Water shortages
are a product of overdeveloping and greed and current levels of use is not
sustainable. Utah has no water rights to Lake Powell and have failed to follow
through on projects to pipe water from the colorado that began 30 years ago and
we are still paying taxes and funding this dead project.
I don't think there is a water shortage. It appears the City is making advance
plans for when there is a shortage. The article was not clear on this.
First off... why is there a water shortage??? Didn't they tell us the drought
was over a couple years back? Sure seems to me like we've had quite an abundance
of snowpack the last couple yearsI think, in all actuality, that
this wouldn't be such an issue if Utah would stop selling our water 'downstream'
to places like Nevada, who refuse to use their own reserves because that would
impede on their profits from the tourist trade!!! My opinion... I wouldn't share
with the selfish kids, especially when it hurts our own!