And that just taps a year spent bringing positive change to our operations. But true to the Granger-Hunter Improvement District’s new BOLD mission state – Be it. Own it. Lead it. Do it. – we have no plans to let up.
One of our biggest projects, along with our fellow water districts, will rehabilitate the aging infrastructure of the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility. It continues to treat about 55 million gallons of wastewater a day, with 25 percent coming from the Granger-Hunter Improvement District.
Since we began the construction, the State of Utah Division of Water Quality ruled that facilities must remove phosphorus from their effluent discharge and lowered the limits of several other contaminants. It is a challenge, but we are up to the task.
On the water front, we are facing increased rates for the water we receive from the Jordan Valley Water Conservation District, which provided us with 5.8 billion gallons of water in 2017. As we work out our 2019 budget, rate increases for water and sewer are being considered to offset the added expense.
What has given us great hope is the number of fellow Utahns who realize, in a middle of a drought that found Gov. Gary Herbert declaring a state of emergency, that we must all take conservation efforts more seriously.
As we often say at Granger-Hunter, what we do today will determine what our children and grandchildren will face in coming years. Our role as stewards of this valuable resource is a responsibility we don’t take lightly.
Know, too, that we are very grateful for the privilege of meeting your water and wastewater treatment needs. We are here to serve you and welcome your questions and suggestions in way we can better carry out our mission.