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November 15, 7PM Emigration Improvement District Meeting

 

Dear Emigration Canyon Residents,

Water has been a prominent subject of discussion at our last two Community Council Meetings.  The Salt Lake Tribune published two articles days before our September 11, 2018 meeting, detailing water shortage issues both in our Canyon and the State. For the Community Council, these articles raised many questions. Hours before the October 9, 2018 meeting, we received information regarding Emigration Improvement District (EID) filings with the Utah State Engineer regarding water use in our canyon and the opportunity to protest those filings.

The EID Board met on October 11, 2018 and on October 13th issued a letter regarding water use and the filings (click here to view the letter, or read below).

According to EID’s letter, the filings made by the District with the State Engineer a) would make permanent a number of long-term temporary water right assignments (change application #a44046), b) proposes five (5) additional well sites for potential future wells to serve EID customers (change application #a44045), and c) do not contain an increase in the total amount of water that the EID is allowed to draw from Emigration Canyon aquifers.

Legal notice of these filings was made in the Deseret News by the State Engineer (along with several other water rights changes elsewhere in the state) on September 20, 2018 and September 27, 2018. A search at http://www.utahlegals.com/ using the search terms Emigration Improvement District Water will produce the notices.
 
If you have questions, please direct them to the EID board members or to the State Engineer. The EID board members’ contact information is at https://www.ecid.org.
 
As with any permanent changes to water rights in the state, residents may file a protest letter with the State Engineer citing change applications a44045 or a44046 as appropriate. Protest letters in your own words are due by October 17, 2018 in the office of Kent Jones, the State Engineer along with a $15 fee.  https://www.waterrights.utah.gov/hpp/protestOfApplication.asp
 
Sincerely,
The Emigration Canyon Community Council
 
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