Fellow Beaver Springs Ranchers:
Spring is upon us and our sparse snow cover is beginning to melt. Governor Cox has already declared a state of DROUGHT EMERGENCY requesting Utahns begin water conservation early to stretch our limited water as far as possible. We, too, could face water shortages, even in spite of our previously planned upgrades to the spring, our main water source. We encourage each of you to begin water conservation measures at this point and to avoid any outside watering.
One potential consequence of a low snowpack is the reduced insulation to the ground that a deep layer of snow provides. One of our full-time resident families already has experienced a frozen water main. As the snow melts please be on the lookout for any unusual water seepage that might represent a leak. This could occur in our water mains – but that is improbable as our lines are buried 5 ft below the road surface and have been replaced with modern plastic materials over time. More likely is a fracture in older metal lines between the water mains and your homes – or within your cabins as water is turned back on when you “unwinterized”. Such a leak can drain our water storage tanks within a short span of days, at which point we will have to resort to pumping from the well – a very costly expense.
Please conserve our precious water and report any suspicious ground water to one of the elected members of your water board or homeowner’s association board.
Thanks, and enjoy our wonderful surroundings this spring and summer!
Cool Springs Mutual Water Association board members