As more communities enact water restrictions, Fotheringham believes the time is right to create water conservancy district

As hot, dry weather continues, so do concerns about water. Some communities have begun to enact water restrictions. Cache County Water Manager Bog Fatheringham says Cache County’s elected officials are doing all they can to secure and protect the available water. He says they are also meeting with leaders in county communities explaining the benefits of a water conservancy district.

Fatheringham says a conservancy district has the unanimous support of the county council because members believe that is the best way to make sure there is enough water for industry, agriculture and municipalities.

“The cost is pretty much the same,” Fotheringham says, “and may be more effective to have that money in the hands of the district rather than the county increasing taxes to meet needs.”

Fatheringham says a district can be formed in one of two ways: by a petition or by a resolution by the various political entities. Discussions are going on now at meetings throughout the county. Those who favor a district would like to see it on the ballot in November 2016.

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