Tapping Taxpayers: How the Division of Water Resources is Pumping Utahns for Billions
A Thorough Audit is Needed
Water is critical to life in Utah. We drink it. We grow food with it. We create beautiful landscapes with it. It’s essential to fish and wildlife species, with 80 percent of Utah’s wildlife dependent upon our rivers for a portion of their lifecycles. Our water also supports a multibillion dollar outdoor economy which provides hundreds of thousands of Utah jobs.
But Utah’s water policies are being mismanaged, and it’s time to address this mismanagement.
The Utah Division of Water Resources is charged with planning for the use and conservation of Utah’s water. In practice, this agency has devoted itself to misinforming decision-makers and the public about the need to raise taxes for a single purpose: unnecessary government spending for large capital projects.
We the undersigned hereby request that the Legislative Auditor General’s Office conduct an audit of the Division of Water Resources.