Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District has officially adopted a new water rights policy. On September 19th, the District’s Board of Directors met in a public meeting where a study was presented that showed that existing water rights owned by the District are already committed to existing customers and are not available to meet the needs of new development growth. In a District press release it states, “As part of its ongoing effort to accommodate new growth in the area without negatively affecting existing customers, Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District has adopted a new policy that requires all applications for future culinary water connections to provide sufficient water rights to meet the needs of the applicant. Existing customers are not affected by the new policy. The policy applies to new applications. Before turning any water rights over to the District for new culinary water connections, the applicant will be required to work with the appropriate irrigation company (if applicable) and get approval from the Utah State Engineer’s Office for the transfer. The District looks forward to meeting with new applicants to answer questions and help them navigate the process.” For more information, visit www.avwsid.com.