Gov. Gary Herbert won't sign Snake Valley water-sharing agreement

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 4, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    Hats off to Herbert

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 3, 2013 7:20 p.m.

    ExCeLlEnT! Thank you, Governor Herbert. (I had to eliminate some of those excessive capital letters in excellent. That's why it may look a little strange. Yup, just gotta keep those conversations civil and proper.)

  • jean22 Bountiful, UT
    April 3, 2013 5:15 p.m.


    Thank you to the governor and thank you to all the active citizens who contacted the governor asking him to refuse to sign the Snake Valley Water Agreement! It would have done irreversible damage to our state.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 3, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    Good job Governor!

    @DEW, they actually do reuse the grey water on the green stuff and in the fountains, they just don't advertise it.
    They are way ahead of the curve on water conservation, compared to most cities. That said, I think the Snake Valley
    needs it own water more than Vegas.

  • Lilljemalm Gilbert, AZ
    April 3, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Bravo!! Las Vegas needs to learn to live within its means and not expect others to sacrifice everything for the city's excesses.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    April 3, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Both sides together should take out an amount of water that would be sustainable over an indefinite period. The amount of water should vary as the level of the water table varies. The existing environment at that location should have its fair and generous share.

    In other words, don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg. In other words, let a generous portion of the water dependent life at the site continue to exist.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 3, 2013 3:48 p.m.


  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    April 3, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    Kudos to our governor, a wise choice.

    This probably doesn't put the issue to bed, but the folks in Southern Nevada need to look in another direction for their water - the Pacific Ocean.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    April 3, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    KSL came to our attention about snow in Flagstaff, AZ at their ski resort that the city use sewer water for snow at their slope. Why not LV do the same for their water fountains and golf courses which of course they would have to treat them first. Anything wrong with that?

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    April 3, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    well it's time for me to apologize. I always thought he would cave. Good job Governor

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    April 3, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    Strong work Governor. No Utah water for Vegas! I always say water flows towards money, but in this case it flows towards common sense.