After stumbling through my 2022 Notice of Property Valuation & Tax Change notice, I sent the following e-mail to County Commissioner Edwin Sunderland concerning the Central Utah Water Conservancy (CUWC) District.
“What benefits are accruing to Sanpete County as a result of membership in the CUWC District?
How much water has found its way into Sanpete County thanks to the CUWC? This year? Last year? The last 10 years? The last 30 years?”
How have all the monies Sanpete County has contributed over the years benefited Sanpete County? Of the 10 reservoirs on the CUWCD website, how many provide water to Sanpete County? None.
How does CUWCD justify any tax money going to them, let alone the proposed increase in property taxes, when there is no apparent benefit?
The CUWCD website says:
“This year Utah is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record, and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District continues to maintain its commitment to provide safe, reliable water. It is critical that citizenry take measures throughout the district area, in homes and communities to use water efficiently and responsibly.
The district will continue to provide up-to-date information and steps to take to prolong the limited water resources as extreme drought conditions persist.”
Are they providing safe, reliable water to Sanpete County?