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Park City's Water Department

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Park City's Water Manager, A Pivotal Government Position Overseeing One
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McGraw-Hill Construction - Intermountain Construction – Utah, Idaho

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"The tank is critical for the operations of the Park City Municipal Water System," said Kathy Dunks, Park City's water manager.

Contact: Kathy Dunks, Water ...

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Contact: Kathy Dunks, Water Manager 435.615.5332

Questions, concerns or those interested in obtaining more information regarding the antimony MCL can visit the Park City Water web site at www.parkcitywater.org, , the EPA website at www.epa.gov/safewater/contaminants/dw_contamfs/antimony.html or contact Park City Water Manager Kathy Dunks at 615-5332.

Park Record - City

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Kathy Dunks has just started her tenure as Park City's water manager, a pivotal government position overseeing one of City Hall's most controversial departments.

And Dunks remains happy she took the position.
"This is my dream job.It really is.This is what I want to do," Dunks said in an interview on Tuesday as she reached her one-month anniversary on the job.
The 34-year-old Park Ridge Estates resident has lived in Utah for eight years and holds a master's in hydrologic engineering and water-resource management from the University of Idaho.She worked in the environmental-engineering field but said she then decided that her real interest was in working in the water field.
"It was going to become a hotter and hotter topic in the West especially and I thought it would be an exciting career path," Dunks said, noting she has some experience on waterworks projects.
Kathy Dunks, the new water manager for Park City, is still learning the citys waterworks system but said she wants the department to remain up to date with technology.Scott Sine/Park Record
Dunks, a civil engineer, replaced Kathy Gammell, who left to become the director of public works in Gettysburg, Pa.
Dunks spent 10 years in the private sector doing design work.She said she was a project manager and engineer on the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, for instance.She then took a job with the West Valley City government as a traffic engineer, her first public-sector job.
Dunks acknowledges that she is still learning about the municipal water system, which city officials frequently say is one of the most complex in the region because of issues like its elevation changes.
Dunks said she is starting to study options to import water into the city, plans that have been discussed at the city for years.She said the government does not yet have a preferred option.
She said that the city's summertime conservation efforts, which include watering restrictions, appear to be effective.Perhaps no changes are needed to the conservation plan, she said.
"What they were doing seemed to be working so I don't know if any major changes need to take place," Dunks said.
She said that she wants her department to keep up with technology, such as continuing to attach radio transmitters to water meters so Public Works can monitor the meters all year.She also wants to be able to better analyze water production and consumption numbers.
Dunks said she likes working for the government since her job keeps her in touch with regular Parkites.
"To me, you get more satisfaction out of it because you're closer to the lives of the people you affect," she said.

The Park Record - Park City water ordinance begins on a serious note

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The day that Park City used the most water in 2005 was during a week when the city had already declared a water emergency, according to Park City Water Manager Kathy Dunks.The city used 8.6 million gallons of water more than a million gallons over the city's 7.5 million gallon maximum it sets per day.

"July tends to be the hottest, driest part of the year, so people use more water," she said.
Dunks says the important point to remember is that water conservation needs to be a part of everyday life.
"Last year, there was a wet spring and a wet winter and we saw water consumption numbers go way up Drought or not, we live in a high mountain desert and [water conservation] needs to be a part of living here," she said.
Look for weekly graphs on Park City's water usage every Wednesday in The Park Record.

East Canyon Watershed - June 2, 2005

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Lee Duncan (UACD), Ray Loveless (UACD, Mountainland AOG), Mike Luers (Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District), Mary Perry (Friends of E. Canyon Cr.), Tim Hawkes (Trout Unlimited), John Whitehead (DEQ Division of Water Quality), Bill Bradwisch (Division of Wildlife Resources), Sherrie Christensen (Morgan County Planning), Austin Rowser (Morgan County Planning), Darren Olsen (Bio-West), Insa Riepen (Recycle Utah), Julie Howe (Stantec), Daren Rasmussen (Div. Water Rights), Jeff Schoenbacher (PCMC), Steve Noyes (BOR), Paul Dremann (Trout Unlimited), Jerry Miller (BOR), Dave Tripp (High Country Fly Fishers), Carol France (E. Canyon Resort), Greg Larson (Swaner NP), Tina Qualye (Swaner NP), Jason Gipson (Army Corps), Russ Lawrence (DWR), C. Ross Anderson (MacFarlane Ranch), Pat Parkinson (Park Record), Kathy Dunks (PCMC), Jenni Smith (PCMR)

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