I was working on a presentation last week and came across this video that was never released. It was produced a few years ago to help residents understand the need for an increase in water rates but it was scraped because some felt like it made light of a serious topic. As I watched again this week […]
Why is Utah Lake so low, when the upstream reservoirs (Deer Creek and Jordanelle) seem to have lots of water? I turned to Greg Beckstrom, Division Director for Public Services, for an explanation that the rest of us could understand. Below is his response. A complete answer to this question can be very complicated, but […]
It’s spring in Utah and the itch to spruce up and get the garden and lawn going is strong. I love this time of year and I support those with green thumbs but as a reminder let’s try to keep Utah’s water limits in mind as we go about our daily lives. A little awareness […]
With all the talk of water restrictions circling around us, Provo is doing very well and has planned ahead for droughts. Provo is not facing the kind of crisis other cities are facing for a couple of reasons. Provo City has consistently invested in storm water system infrastructure and improvements over the years. Our water sources for our […]
This week I would like to bring to you a series of “water-wise” posts. Every day I will be sharing with you information about Provo’s water – water use in Provo Parks, watershed/storage update, snow melt runoff reports, and watering tips. Check back daily for updates, more information, and answers to your questions.
When you woke up this morning, how soon did you turn on a faucet? It’s usually one of the first things we do every day. Here’s a little information about the man behind the city’s water system. Bart Simons manages the Water Sources Section in our Public Works Department, and he was this year’s recipient […]
Water Resources, a division of the Public Works Department, supplies the water and manages the wastewater for the many residential and commercial customers throughout the city. It consists of four sections: Water Sources, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collections, and Water Reclamation. Here are some of its accomplishments from 2011: Completed I-15 Utility Crossings – Working with […]
Some of us have been asked by officials in other cities, “Why is Provo not panicked about flooding?” We are concerned, there’s no question about that. But we are not facing the kind of crisis other cities are facing for a few reasons, including: Our snow pack levels are high, but not as high as […]