Herbert convenes summit to map 50-year water strategy for Utah

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    I wonder how much water gary set aside for nuclear power plants and oil shale refining.

  • joeandrade Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Population growth is indeed THE problem. We can be far more efficient, sustainable, reasonable, but the real problem is growth - and that is fueled by population increases. It's a finite planet, it's a finite state, and it's an especially finite, over-polluted, and over-populated Wasatch Front.We need a revelation about large families and very high birth rates.

  • Yanquetino Ivins, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    "Population growth is a problem. Slow the growth."

    NO...! Population growth is THE problem. STOP the growth.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 30, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    Ban golf. Here's a fun fact: During summertime, a 9-hole golf course in Utah requires 1,000,000 gallons of water PER DAY to keep it green. Golf in the desert is one of the least responsible uses of water in history.

    And for people who are so easily amused that they find golf entertaining, we can always entertain them by dangling some shiny objects they can chase.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    We could start by encouraging people to landscape their yards in ways that conserves water use. I know a green grass yard is quite the status around here, but native vegetation and landscaping can be pretty as well.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    One solution is to turn off the water that feed to LV.