Dear Editor:

At the February 9, 2019 Kanab City Council meeting there was some miscommunication in the SRS presentation concerning the water needs of the proposed sand plant. The following information explains how much water will be used from Kanab City to operate the plant. 

The proposed SRS plant requires 18,000 gallons of water to operate – it DOES NOT require an inflow of 18,000 gallons of water every minute. The easiest way to explain this is by the example of a swimming pool, you fill one time with 18,000 gallons of water and that is what it takes to work, occasionally you will have to add water to the pool.

Southern Red Sands is negotiating with Kanab City to provide 600 ac. ft. of water annually, which equates to 371.98 gallons per minute.

Kanab City is working with professional water experts to insure we have the water for the Southern Red Sands project while protecting our current and future water needs.

Mayor Robert Houston

Kanab City