Western Resource Advocates Water and Energy Analyst, Amelia Nuding, was featured in the Deseret News on October 24, 2012, for her Op-ed piece about the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. Nuding argues to not spend the $1.2 billion on the new pipeline. She instead advocates for a new water conservation program for Washington County and other areas that would receive the water from the pipeline. View her article at http://wradv.org/powellpipelineoped.
— Pipeline would be paid for through 15 percent of the future growth in State sales tax revenue
— Tax payer dollars could be used for other critical needs, like education, instead of the pipeline
— State Projected Population growth for Washington County by 2060 has dropped sharply
- Original Estimate: 860,400
- Revised Estimate: 498,200 (about 42% less)
— $1.2-2 Billion of tax payer money
— Conservation Problem: Washington County uses more water per capita than Las Vegas!
— Washington County only needs to conserve 1% of water per year to meet projected needs (a common practice of water providers in the West)