Res­i­dents dis­cuss Payson wa­ter is­sues at town hall meet­ing

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Rhett Hu

The Payson Town Hall Meet­ing on the evening of Fri­day, May 15, spon­sored by the Payson Li­ons Club, was sur­pris­ingly well at­tended, with over 50 peo­ple there to hear from wa­ter ex­perts and city of­fi­cials. Even with the rain and cool weather lately, cit­i­zens are con­cerned with the wa­ter sit­u­a­tion and what needs to hap­pen in the fu­ture. Wa­ter has been an is­sue for years and will be an ever-in­creas­ing is­sue with fu­ture growth.

Speak­ers for the event were City En­gi­neer Travis Jock­um­sen, City Coun­cil­man Larry Skin­ner, Straw­berry Highline Canal Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dan Ellsworth, and City Greens Keeper and Parks Su­per­in­ten­dent Mark Hyland. They dis­cussed and an­swered ques­tions rang­ing from wa­ter lev­els at the reser­voirs up the canyon and the pos­si­bil­ity of a new reser­voir be­ing built to wa­ter me­ters, wa­ter­ing strate­gies and en­clos­ing the Highline Canal.

Payson Li­ons Club Pres­i­dent Rhett Huff re­ports that the Li­ons Club is work­ing on putting to­gether an­other event in June that would in­clude booths and ed­u­ca­tional pre­sen­ta­tions on wa­ter is­sues and con­ser­va­tion. “We feel like we’ve got the ball rolling and have a lot of sup­port from the public on a very im­por­tant is­sue,” he said.

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