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If residents and businesses keep consuming water, Willard Bay might not be enough.
"When that supply is gone [Willard Bay] then we are looking at the Bear River," Nelson said. "Right now, just to build a reservoir to store that Bear River water, we’re looking at over a billion dollars."
The question then is, how much water should residents conserve?
"It’s a double-edged sword," Brett Egget, the production supervisor for Bountiful City Water Department said. "The more water we conserve, the less water we sell, so we have less revenue to take care of the infrastructure."
However, Egget added, "It’s always a good idea to conserve."
Nelson calls the Weber Basin Water "high quality."
"We’re trying to get people to use less water so we can make what we have last longer," he said.
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