Mike Luers, General Manager of the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District joined the show to talk about water, sewage and how it's all managed. News items discussed on this episode also include Roundup and Roundup resistant weeds, red tides off the coast of Florida and the XL pipeline.

Park City has seen a unusual amount of rainfall the last several weeks which seems to have produced an unusual decline in water consumption. The city water department believes it's because, residents are much more aware of their consumption and are turning off water when it's not needed. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Construction fencing and a back-hoe front and center on the ski slopes above Old Town are part of the city's multi-million dollar water quality improvement project. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The county's Mountain Regional Water District has some changes coming up in the near future for its rates, impact fees and its connections to other systems under the year old Snyderville Water Compact. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council, sitting Wednesday as the board for the county's Mountain Regional Water District, approved a new Impact Fee structure for the water system.
They also got a head's up that water rate increases over the next five years, will be proposed later this summer. Rick Brough has more.

The County Council has another crowded agenda this week. Some of the major items relate to water - including an update from the county's Mountain Regional Water District - and a proposed ordinance that would mitigate the impacts of oil pipelines on items like rivers and streams. Rick Brough has more.

While it has yet to play out publicly in negotiations between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail, water will be one of the major sticking points. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The good news is that Park City water rates aren't going up as much as expected.  The bad news is that Park City water rates are going up 12 percent this year and 3 percent every year for the foreseeable future.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

When water projects arise in Park City, they typically include a significant dollar sign. At this week's city council meeting, council will discuss bonding for several significant water projects. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Municipal this month will roll out the new WaterSmart program helping residents know if they're keeping up with the Joneses in terms of water use and conservation. Lynn Ware Peek has more.