Is Salt Lake City a water monopoly? State commission dives for answers

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  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Oct. 17, 2017 10:48 p.m.

    SLC even tells Alta residents if they can have a hot tub or not.

    100% of Millcreek, 100% of Red Butte Creek, 53% of Big Cottonwood Creek, 45% of Little Cottonwood Creek never becomes drinking water, but is virtually wasted ever year.

    One issue is 242 of 246 cities with standard watershed police powers are able to produce safe drinking water for less than super watershed police power cities like SLC with ridge to ridge watershed powers produce safe drinking water.

    Jordan Valley produces safe drinking water for $48 per unit with no super watershed police powers while SLC's Parley's water plant produces safe drinking water for $480 or 10X's.

    Recorded building lots in Atla have had been striped of building permits by SLC's 10-8-15 super watershed police powers.

    Water independence is a must every city.

    Park City, Heber Valley, Alta, Millcreek, Cottonwood Heights have been denied water rights because SLC has hoarded it, so they are forced into "surplus" water contracts lasting over 40 years.

    How long do these cities have to pay millions in a SLC water hoarding taxes, because SLC hoards and monopolizes water?

    We need better water policies.