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00000174-456e-d547-ad77-67ef314e0000Following Utah's hottest and driest winter on record, KUER News and KUED Channel 7 joined forces in exploring some of the most important questions of our time. Should taxpayer money be spent to develop additional water resources? What are the consequences of extracting too much groundwater? How much is wasted from outdated water pipes? What role will climate change play as our population grows? Utah’s Uncertain Water Future is collaboration between KUER News and KUED Channel 7. In addition to the radio stories below, click here to watch the KUED television documentary.Thanks to our sponsors00000174-456e-d547-ad77-67ef31510000

Savings from Phasing Out Water Tax

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The Utah Rivers Council contends that phasing out property taxes for water would trigger conservation -- of water and money -- throughout the state. Even conservatives have criticized water-fee policies for promoting consumption rather than conservation. Meanwhile, the public and industry are making inroads on a statewide goal of reducing water use 25 percent by 2025.

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