Water Utility Resource Management Plan

Project Description

The City of Moab and surrounding communities of the Moab/ Spanish Valley are experiencing sustained population growth and steady tourist visitation, leading to increased water demand. 

In addition, uncertainties about the climate and extended drought have generated concerns regarding water. these issues affect areas of Grand and San Juan Counties containing the City of Moab (Moab), the Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency (GWSSA), and the San Juan Spanish Valley Special Service District (SJVSSD). In addressing these concerns, Moab, GWSSA, and SJVSSD have formed a coalition of water providers (Coalition) for the purpose of studying long-term water and policy planning.

The Coalition is considering shared new source projects, as well as enhanced efficiencies for existing sources as a way to maximize resources. This will be accomplished by preparing and implementing a water utility resource management plan. This plan will assist these agencies in implementing policies intended to ensure resilient water resource management for residents, visitors, and businesses for the next 100 years.

Proposed Project Timeline

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A significant part of this process is engaging with the public to answer key questions about water and help the community understand this valuable resource better. Watch this webpage and Moab’s social media channels for answers to frequently asked questions throughout this process.

Public Engagement Opportunities

Issues and Opportunities Workshop October 2022 TBD

Coalition Members Workshop
This in-person workshop will be a meeting with Coalition members to discuss existing and future source needs. The consultant team will prepare available data, discuss source needs and possible solutions at the feasibility level, and present to Coalition members. Conveyance and storage alternatives may also be discussed. Ultimately, this workshop will identify additional analyses to be performed and questions to be answered. The public will be invited to submit questions. Submit your questions or comments to be discussed to Ocvetko@logansimpson.com

Solutions Open House
January 2023 TBD

Public Open House
In conjunction with the Solutions Workshop, our team will facilitate a public open house to display input received to date, preview alternatives and solutions, and gain feedback on preferred alternatives.

Coalition Members Workshop
This in-person workshop will include a presentation of alternatives and solutions, asking Coalition members to select preferred alternatives.

Valuable Resources

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