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 […]
Provo City is constructing two new water storage reservoirs with associated transmission lines to provide better water reliability for Provo residents, businesses and guests now and in the future. These new tanks are part of what will be the West Side Pressure Zone. The Main Zone currently includes about 75% of the city but has […]
Almost every time it rains I hear, “I’m glad it’s raining. We need the moisture.” My perception of this year is that we’ve had plenty of moisture. Unfortunately, what we’ve had has made little impact on our water situation. Yesterday, I received the following water report from Greg Beckstrom, Public Services Director. Snow pack through most of […]
This just in from Greg Beckstrom, who is our Public Services Division Director. This is the fourth year in a row, and the 6th time in the last 9 years, with mountain snow pack well below average. No potential exists this year for flooding problems associated with snow melt runoff. This will be the only report […]
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 […]
Merrill Bingham, the City’s previous Public Works Director, was known for sharing bits of wisdom. One day while it was raining, he humored us by saying, “Why pay for what God is giving away free?” We try to live by that advice here in the City by not not watering or being wasteful with water […]
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.
Thanks to the Utah County Association of Realtors for this simple guide to saving water.
Mark Twain is largely credited with coining the phrase, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.” After what we’ve seen in the news this week, I believe he might be right. Now is probably as good a time as any to express appreciation for Provo officials both past and present for the way […]