Public meetings set to discuss water

Jul 2 2013 - 12:28am

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert's office has announced a series of meetings focused on addressing Utah's water future and potential policies and solutions.

Herbert has brought together a panel of water experts, who have been asked to gather public input about the use, development and conservation of water in the Beehive State.

Two of the eight scheduled meetings are in the Top of Utah:

* 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. July 11, in the council chambers of Layton City Hall, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, and

* 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Aug. 15, in Logan at Mount Logan Middle School, 875 North and 200 East.

Alan Matheson, the governor's environmental adviser, said the project will only succeed with public input. He said the group is seeking comments or suggestions regarding:

* Competition for water resources.

* Funding water infrastructure.

* Defining future water use for agriculture.

* The complications of water law.

* Using water more efficiently.

Those not able to attend a meeting may submit comments online at

www.utahswater.org.

These comments, along with all remarks made at public meetings, will be summarized and submitted to the governor.

 

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