Can Utah's water supply keep up with the booming population?
Created in 1964, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District covers all or parts of eight counties in Utah and over 60% of the state’s population lives within District boundaries. The District operates and maintains the large Federal Central Utah Project with roughly 2MAF of storage. In addition, it owns, operates, and maintains three surface water treatment plants and a $400M water development project. The annual budget is $200M and over 100 great employees diligently work across District boundaries to conserve our precious water resources.
Gene Shawcroft has the honor of being the General Manager for Central Utah Water Conservancy District. He grew up on a farm in Southern Colorado and enjoyed working and playing in the water. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, Gene joined the State of Utah working for the Division of Water Resources. He joined Central Utah Water Conservancy District in 1991 and served as a Project Engineer, Assistant General Manager, Deputy General Manager, and was appointed as the General Manager in January of 2015.