SYRACUSE -- Water officials will face a public relations problem this spring and summer. They'll be trying to emphasize the merits of water conservation to deal with what is being forecast as a "very rough year" for water users, the general manager of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District said.
Tage Flint, general manager at WBWCD, admits trying to heighten awareness of water shortages this year could be a tough sell after an unusually wet winter along the Wasatch Front.
That wet winter in the valley didn't translate into much snow on the mountains, according to Flint, who said reservoir levels are down this year during the peak runoff time.
In a work session presentation to the city council, Flint stressed that water officials have a goal of reducing per capita water use by 25 percent in order to deal with the water shortage.