The City Council has approved the purchase of an additional 40 acre feet of water from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District to keep up with the city's growing population.
City manager Richard Marchant said the city's well is somewhat inconsistent and so it must rely on Weber Basin for the bulk of its culinary water needs. Last year the well didn't produce as much as it had in previous years.The purchase will cost the city an additional $5,400 annually and means the city will now buy 445 acre feet annually from Weber Basin.
Marchant said if the city contracts with Weber Basin, its pay a significantly lower price for water than if it exceeds its allotment. However, he said once contracted, the city can never reduce the amount of acre feet it receives.