It’s easy to think today’s surge to preserve Utah’s water resources is a fairly recent development. Consider the work of special and local districts such as the Granger-Hunter Improvement District; water conservation programs such as Slow the Flow and H2Oath; and Prepare60′s race to be ready for a doubling of our population by 2060.
But that’s hardly the case, as historical records prove. Even the Fremont and Anasazi Indians had concerns about water. Although scientists say much of Utah was underwater in prehistoric times–the Great Salt Lake, for example, is a puddle left behind by Lake Bonneville–times have changed and the organized drive to conserve water has left a legacy that we’re still building on today. Consider these historical anecdotes about Utah’s water efforts:
If we’ve learned anything from our history, it is that this is not a fight easily won. All of us must work together to preserve what others have achieved. At Granger-Hunter Improvement District, we’re committed to building on what our ancestors started as we prepare for the needs of future generations.