Take The Envision Utah Public Survey

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Once again Washington County and the greater St. George has been ranked by the United States Census Bureau as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) in the U.S. – which has caused several forward thinking city planners to ponder the following growth topics; traffic, pollution, water (Lake Powell pipeline or not?) and our overall quality of life.

In an attempt to garner a little public participation and critical input on these important topics, Gov. Gary Herbert and Envision Utah have prepared an online survey, hoping that Washington County’s residence would login and voice their opinion.

Unfortunately, as of Monday only approximately 420 residents of Washington County have bothered to visit their website and participate in the future planning of Southern Utah.

The Envision Utah survey, where your participation is welcome until the end of May, can be found online at EnvisionUtah.org.

In planning for a drier future, the survey asks residents of southern Utah to select a path for their community’s water needs and their community’s projected growth. Allowing Washington County residents to speak up and voice their opinion regarding Southern Utah’s future water needs, which will ultimately impact 11 key quality-of-life issues:

Agriculture, Air Quality, Disaster Resilience, Education, Energy, Housing & Cost of Living, Jobs & Economy, Public Lands, Recreation, Transportation & Communities, and Water.

Take The Envision Utah Public Survey

The overall impact for each of the 11 key areas noted in the following 5 scenarios:

Water In Seagull Plan

Water In Seagull Plan

WATER IN SEAGULL

Under this plan proposed water use per person decreases by 15% because:

Businesses use about 15% less water per job than today.

We use 15% less water indoors and outdoors.

Landscaping in yards and public open space use a maximum of 50% grass.

 

 

 

 Water In Quaking Aspen

Water In Quaking Aspen

WATER IN QUAKING ASPEN

Under this plan proposed water use per person decreases by 25% because:

Businesses use about 25% less water per job than today.

We use 25% less water indoors and outdoors.

Landscaping in yards and public open spaces uses a maximum of 30% grass.

Water use is discouraged through higher water rates and regulatory restrictions.

 

 

 Water in Allosaurus

Water and Allosaurus

WATER IN ALLOSAURUS

Under this plan proposed water use per person decreases by 25% because:

Businesses use about 25% less water per job than today.

We use 25% less water indoors and outdoors.

Landscaping in yards and public open spaces is a maximum of 30% grass.

Water use is discouraged through significantly higher water rates.

 

 

 Water In Bonneville Trout

Water In Bonneville Trout

WATER IN BONNEVILLE TROUT

Under this plan proposed water use per person remains the same as today because:

Businesses use the same amount of water per job as today.

We use the same amount of water indoors and outdoors as today.

Water use for yards, parks, and other public spaces does not change.

 

 

 

Water In Sego Lily

Water In Sego Lily

WATER IN SEGO LILY

Under this plan proposed water use per person decreases by 40% because:

Businesses use about 40% less water per job than today.

We use 40% less water indoors and outdoors.

Very little grass is used in landscaping for yards and public open spaces.

Water use is discouraged through significantly higher water rates and strict regulatory restrictions.

 

Residents that choose to participate in the survey will be asked to select from one of the five scenarios outlined above. UtahMLSReaLEstate.com kindly asks that Washington County residents login to www.envisionutah.org and voice their opinion.

As a wise man once said: “ Don’t find fault, find remedy“. ~Henry Ford