The Effect the Central Utah Project Will Have On Water Conservation in Utah

by Douglas Gilmore, Eckhoff, Watson & Preator Engineering, Salt Lake City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


On October 30, 1992, the U.S. Congress passed the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustments Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-575.) This law included the Central Utah Completion Act (the Act.) The Act will have a profound impact on water conservation in Utah. The Act requires the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) to establish a water conservation goal and then to achieve that goal within 15 years. To achieve this water conservation goal, CUWCD has developed and implemented the Water Conservation Credit Program. The Credit Program will evaluate and implement water conservation measures throughout CUWCD to achieve the water conservation goal. The Credit Program will also administer the distribution of fifty million dollars in Federal funds authorized by the Act for the implementation of water conservation measures.

Subject Headings: Water conservation | Water reclamation | Water resources | Federal government | Environmental issues | Financing | Legislation | Water management | Utah | United States

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