A glass of water costs almost three times as much in Vernal as it does in Murray. But if you think folks in Vernal can save big bucks by drinking less water, forget it: A Vernal resident who reduces his water intake by five gallons per month would realize a savings of less than 1 cent.

Retail cost of water per $50,000 gallons in selected cities

Murray $23.40

Provo 28.64

Salt Lake 28.81

Moab 29.97

Cedar City 35.50

West Jordan 37.41

Orem 46.56

Ogden 48.66

Duchensne 53.50

Vernal 62.20

Source: "Utah Facts Book," 1990-91