The article should probably define what 'secondary water' is.
The time to address this issue is long ago past. We should have been talking
about this 30 years ago, or more. When the secondary water systems were
established (anywhere in Utah) enough infrastructure should have been put into
place to meter those systems.With the amount of snowfall we now
have, this year is most likely going to tell the true story about water.
We leak (unaccounted water) about 15 Deer Creeks or enough water for 4 million
new people.Both culinary and secondary must be metered plus water
property taxes must end.We need Truth at the Tap. End the 40%
hidden water charges which leads to waste and over use.
It always concerns me when I read articles like this. California has proven
beyond doubt that you cannot conserve your way out of a water shortage or a
drought. We need to work on increasing supply. We need to capture the surpluses
during the wet years because the dry years surely will follow.
"The auditor stressed, too, that there is a large amount of
"unaccounted" water that is lost as it goes through the system to the
point of delivery." He talked, along with some independent engineers,
important water systems accountability. They need to include the
water lines. There are still underground water lines (mostly wood or clay) that
are over 100 years old. You seem them fail and flood from time to time. It is
from Metropolitan District of Salt Lake and Sandy that this comes and it should
be dealt with. How much leakage are we loosing underground water