September 2019

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="no" min_height="" hover_type="none" link=""][fusion_text] Kayenta’s Liquid Asset There’s an old saying “thousands have lived without love, but not one without water”.  Those of us who have chosen to live among the stunning natural beauty of southern Utah are well aware of the scarce and precious nature of water in the desert.  Some of the questions we get here at Kayenta Homes & Properties most frequently from prospective buyers are focused around water.  Who is responsible for supplying water to Kayenta homes?  What is the source of our water?  What’s the quality of Kayenta water and, perhaps most importantly, just how secure is it? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions yourself, read on! First things first.  Did you know that most but not all of the homes and lots in Kayenta receive their water from Kayenta Water Users (or “KWU”)?  This includes all of the Willow Springs, Shonto, and Posovi areas as well as a portion of Taviawk (generally, the area north of Paiute and then north and west of Shinava).  Note:  Please visit us in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office if you’d like more information.  The rest of Taviawk is serviced by Ivins City.  So why is this the case? Back in 1976, when land parcels which would eventually be incorporated into today’s Kayenta were being acquired, this land fell outside of the Ivins city limits.  Though Washington County recommended that the area comprising future Kayenta become part of Ivins, the city wasn’t in a position to be able to provide water beyond its then existing boundaries. As a result, Kayenta Development Inc. (KDI) needed to seek potable water in order for Kayenta to be developed.  Eventually, it secured rights from two wells located in the Anasazi Valley (just south of Highway 91 near the Santa Clara River) to provide for its current and projected future water needs.  Initially, these rights were acquired from Floyd Ence, Ltd, who sold those rights at a later date to the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD).  For the past 37 years, these two wells have been providing up to 350