Phase Out Property Taxes That Waste Water & Money
Help us save water, lower your taxes and stop Bear River development by signing the petition below in favor of SB 151 at the Utah Legislature.
SB 151 would reduce the property taxes Utahns pay to Utah water suppliers to lower the price of water thereby encouraging water waste. These property taxes are why Utah is America’s #1 highest municipal water user.
This high water use is why destructive and expensive water projects like Bear River development are being lobbied for at the Utah Legislature. But a handful of so-called fiscal conservative Senators voted to table the bill in the Senate Natural Resources Committee during the 2017 Legislature and refused to allow this bill to be discussed on the Senate floor. Sign the petition and lets save money and save water.
Watch this short video to see why SB 151 is a Win Win idea:
A Quick Look. SB 151 would:
- Reduce the property taxes Utah businesses and homeowners pay for water.
- Reduce the amount of revenue a government water supplier can collect from property taxes to just 15% of their annual revenues. (Currently, many water suppliers receive more money collecting property taxes than by selling water.)
- Property tax reductions would only apply to 5 urban counties in Utah, allowing rural counties to continue collecting property taxes and not affect agricultural water users.
- Exempt the Central Utah Project.
If we phased out these water taxes it would be as if someone put $200 on your kitchen table and let you choose between putting it in your wallet, or outside in your garden hose.