We figure those who live near the Great Salt Lake know a thing or two about what should be done to save it.
We asked you what you think should be done to get more water to the lake, and we received an astounding number of submissions — more than 500 ideas. Here's a sampling:
“I think a major critique of our current political, economic structure is required. So far, policies are only bandaids to the amount of injustice, socially and environmentally, that the climate crisis exacerbates. We need more anti-capitalist coverage of all environmental issues.”
— Mikkel Davis
“The Lake needs permanent water rights to ensure enough water continuously flows to it. And we need to significantly reduce water waste (specifically secondary water waste). We could easily reduce waste by ending water rate subsidies and allowing water rates to respond to free-market principles.”
— Emily Grubby
“Reduce water consumption, particularly for landscaping. Encourage/facilitate greater use of 'grey water', e.g. for toilet flushing, in lieu of culinary grade water.”
— Pam Crain