Question Water Deal

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Editor:

Some of the logic involved leaves me with a sinking feeling ...

Why are we selling water for golf courses for $2/1,000 gallons when Payson residents are paying from $5 to $10/1,000 gallons?

Does one — our mayor — really think these golf people are going pay to saturate their golf courses to the point where the excess water percolates down to the existing water table? Hardly. They are in business, not charity.

No need to mention that such a watering schedule would be extremely tricky to keep the course from being mush.

The article also states that the country club excess will likely wind up in Star Valley’s water table. Seems to me that would be far more true for excess water from the Chaparral Pines and The Rim courses.

John Shevlin

Comments

Barbara Rasmussen 10 months ago

Once again the citizens of Payson need to stand up and let their voices be heard at Town Council Meetings, the newspaper and by way of radio. It is time for our local government to be held accountable for their actions. Why should we pay a higher price for water for our daily consumption and then the Town sells potable water to the subdivisions to keep their golf courses green?

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Ronald Hamric 10 months ago

Sitting up here in the cool pines, I am somewhat entertained by sudden "revelation" that citizens of Payson are experiencing regarding the goals of Mayor Kenney Evans and his Water Czar . Wait a few years and you simply will not recognize any of the attributes that attracted you to the area to begin with. "Change is inevitable!". Horse puckey! Only if good people sit idle while less scrupulous people manipulate things to benefit their personal interests. I always felt we had a real problem with Robert Hardcastle (Brooke Utilities) and their mismanagement of our water supply system. We finally took local control of that situation, but it is clear there is much more that needs to be done in light of the shenanigans of the current PSWID Board. Good luck Paysonites with your similar issue. I suspect you've only uncovered the tip of the iceberg.

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don evans 10 months ago

The selling of Town of Payson Municipal Water to Brooke Utility, so he could provide that water to their customers in Mesa Del, then triple their water rate charges, is an outrage. This has been going on since early 2010! I believe the new water company that bought out Brooke recently is doing the same thing. That's a lot of Payson water supply going to a private utility company for an outside community. No public Payson input on that deal, but by God, you better watch your water use Paysonites.

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