REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Dear Water User:
Maeser Water Improvement District has applied to the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board for a loan to finance, in part, water system improvements, and related improvements (the “Project”). Security for the loan would be provided through the sale of a “nonvoted” water revenue bond to the Community Impact Board. The Community Impact Board bonds will be issued in the amount of $375,000, bearing no interest, to be repaid over thirty (30) years. Payments shall be made from the net revenues of the District’s water systems. Due to proper planning, it is anticipated that the base water rate will not be affected to service this loan and existing water revenue bonds of the District.
It is the policy of the Community Impact Board to provide a period for public comment. In this regard, the District invites comments on the water project and associated loan (either favorable or negative). Interested individuals are encouraged to respond in writing before 4:00 p.m. on May 13, 2020. The District will hold a public meeting at 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as feasible, on May 14, 2020 at the regular meeting place of the District at 1063 North 2500 West, Maeser, Utah. The District will receive both written and oral comments at that time. Your comments will be considered and if there is significant opposition to the proposed project, the lending agency may require a bond election to obtain the Board’s funds.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter,
Maeser Water Improvement District
Drinking Water Protections Against COVID-19
State officials say there is no need to stock up on surplus bottled water due to Coronavirus
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) wants residents to know that their public water supply is safe. In the case of quarantine or outbreak related to the coronavirus, public drinking water systems are designed to continuously deliver safe drinking water to your tap.
“Drinking water treatment and disinfection has effectively protected Utah’s population for many decades. These protections will safeguard residents against drinking-water-borne viral infections—including coronavirus,” says Marie Owens, Director of DEQ’s Division of Drinking Water. “There is no need for residents to stock up on surplus bottled water in preparation for a potential outbreak of coronavirus.”
Established in 1991, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) mission is to safeguard and improve Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation. DEQ implements state and federal environmental laws and works with individuals, community groups and businesses to protect the quality of Utah’s air, land and water. For more information, visit www.deq.utah.gov, follow DEQ on Facebook (utahdeq) and Twitter (UtahDEQ).
The next monthly board meeting will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Maeser Water’s office on May 14.