I made a campaign promise in 2013 of improving culinary water quality within my first year in office. I’m proud to say that I kept that promise by leading out on the move to replacing our well water with water from the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD). This move improved water some 4-10X depending on which well delivered your water. While at the same time, it kept the same price for the average water user of between 6-7,000 gallons/month and lowering costs for those that use less than the average amount. We need to ensure our water rates stay low, despite planned future increases from JVWCD on water rates. One way I’m exploring is utilizing some newfound technologies on at least one of our wells, which will limit the amount we have to purchase from JVWCD in the future and thereby allowing us to keep rates low.