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Editorial: Utahns should re-focus on water conservation efforts

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 1:18 p.m.

    I agree Utah should be more water conserving. Anyone who hiked into the high country this year saw the smallish snow pack above 10000 feet and that all translates to less water down below.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Oct. 8, 2012 9:42 p.m.

    Changing water using habits is good. Learning and using new water producing technologies would be good as well. There are ways to produce water that would add to what can be used sustainably. Make a state or city owned factory of this tech, then sell the water to the municipals and put the profits into reducing taxes for the selling municipality.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    We live in a desert and water is always going to be in shorter and shorter supply. We have to go with gravel rather than grass.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    As my fellow utah armchair climatologists will tell you, this isn't our fault. We can't influence the weather, so we have every right to expect normal weather patterns. And since we didn't break it, we don't have to do a thing to fix it.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Oct. 8, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    From the article:

    " . . . what exactly is "average" in the context of radical swings in weather patterns over the last decade? It's possible that abnormal patterns of precipitation is the new normal . . ."

    What could possibly be the cause of such radical swings in our weather patters? What would be strong enough to be bringing about this new normal?