Environews, Environews

Save our water

By Amy Brunvand

While Salt Lake City has been working to protect the city’s watershed with a proposed Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act (yet unpassed), the State of Utah Quality Growth Commission has been working on behalf of private land owners to eliminate water quality ordinances in order to let developers build closer to streams. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski strongly opposes changing watershed protection ordinances.

Salt Lake City gets over 60% of its water supply from the Wasatch Mountains watershed.

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This article was originally published on February 7, 2017.