Water Utility Resource Management Plan (WURMP)

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UPDATE - Dec. 6, 2023

Dec. 4 Future Scenario Workshop Materials Available for Review and Comments

The materials provided during the Dec. 4 Future Scenario Workshop are available for review and comment via this link and at the bottom of this project page. If you haven't reviewed the May Open House documents (see "Public Meeting Materials and Other Information" section, we also suggest you take a look at them for a more detailed understanding of the Moab and Spanish Valley Water Utility Resource Management Plan project. The Future Scenario Workshop materials are also available for reading only in PDF format in the "Public Meeting Materials and Other Information" section.

General comments may be posted in the "Community Comments" section. We ask that you post comments specific to the Future Scenario Workshop in that section of the project page.

We appreciate your input. Thank you!



The City of Moab and surrounding communities of the Moab/ Spanish Valley region are experiencing sustained population growth and steady tourist visitation, leading to increased water demand. In addition, uncertainties about the climate and extended drought have generated concerns regarding water supplies. These issues affect areas of Grand and San Juan Counties around Moab. Water in the Moab area is provided by the City of Moab (Moab), the Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency (GWSSA), and the San Juan Spanish Valley Special Service District (SJVSSD). In addressing these concerns, Moab, GWSSA, SJVSSD have formed a coalition of water providers (the Coalition) for the purpose of studying long-term water supply and policy planning. Additionally, Grand County and San Juan County participate in the project.

The Coalition is considering shared new projects, as well as enhanced efficiencies for existing water sources as a way to maximize all of the water resources in the Spanish Valley. The project scope includes inventories of existing water sources, storage, and distribution systems; evaluation of the agencies’ current water rights; projections of future water demand; and evaluation of alternative future water infrastructure to support anticipated growth. The project scope does not address private water rights or sources.

The work of the Coalition will be accomplished by preparing and implementing a coordinated Water Utility Resource Management Plan (WURMP). The Plan will assist these agencies in implementing policies intended to ensure resilient water resource supply and management for residents, visitors, and businesses for the next 100 years.




UPDATE - Dec. 6, 2023

Dec. 4 Future Scenario Workshop Materials Available for Review and Comments

The materials provided during the Dec. 4 Future Scenario Workshop are available for review and comment via this link and at the bottom of this project page. If you haven't reviewed the May Open House documents (see "Public Meeting Materials and Other Information" section, we also suggest you take a look at them for a more detailed understanding of the Moab and Spanish Valley Water Utility Resource Management Plan project. The Future Scenario Workshop materials are also available for reading only in PDF format in the "Public Meeting Materials and Other Information" section.

General comments may be posted in the "Community Comments" section. We ask that you post comments specific to the Future Scenario Workshop in that section of the project page.

We appreciate your input. Thank you!



The City of Moab and surrounding communities of the Moab/ Spanish Valley region are experiencing sustained population growth and steady tourist visitation, leading to increased water demand. In addition, uncertainties about the climate and extended drought have generated concerns regarding water supplies. These issues affect areas of Grand and San Juan Counties around Moab. Water in the Moab area is provided by the City of Moab (Moab), the Grand Water & Sewer Service Agency (GWSSA), and the San Juan Spanish Valley Special Service District (SJVSSD). In addressing these concerns, Moab, GWSSA, SJVSSD have formed a coalition of water providers (the Coalition) for the purpose of studying long-term water supply and policy planning. Additionally, Grand County and San Juan County participate in the project.

The Coalition is considering shared new projects, as well as enhanced efficiencies for existing water sources as a way to maximize all of the water resources in the Spanish Valley. The project scope includes inventories of existing water sources, storage, and distribution systems; evaluation of the agencies’ current water rights; projections of future water demand; and evaluation of alternative future water infrastructure to support anticipated growth. The project scope does not address private water rights or sources.

The work of the Coalition will be accomplished by preparing and implementing a coordinated Water Utility Resource Management Plan (WURMP). The Plan will assist these agencies in implementing policies intended to ensure resilient water resource supply and management for residents, visitors, and businesses for the next 100 years.



  • During a Dec. 4, 2023, Future Scenario Workshop, community members were invited to review and provide input on the potential sources for water in our valley that have been identified during the Moab and Spanish Valley Water Utility Resource Management Plan data collection process. The information and materials presented during the workshop are available here, and additional public comment is encouraged.


    Thank you for participating in this project with the public water providers in Moab and Grand and San Juan counties. You input is valuable and appreciated.


    About the workshop materials: 

    All exhibits are for planning purposes only. All alignments and locations of infrastructure are shown schematically. Efforts have been made to place infrastructure at feasible locations, but the figures are not intended to show specific locations or final alignments.


    Projects could be optimized to meet the overall needs of the Coalition members and each project may be used for one or more of the agencies. For example, it could be a better use of resources to locate more groundwater wells within the boundaries of one agency and use a different source project for the other agencies.

     
    The cost summaries for the projects show annualized costs per acre-foot of volume. Costs per acre foot will change if the volume available for the source project changes.

     

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