Who We Are
Summit Water Distribution Company was established in 1979 by visionaries who foresaw the growth and development that would take place in Park City and the Snyderville Basin in the coming years. It was a private venture that began with the end in mind. Infrastructure was constructed as a long term investment in the future.
The company’s humble beginnings consisted of one full time employee and three unpaid Board Members. The original assets of the company consisted of one working well and four miles of distribution main lines. Today the company has grown exponentially to serve the needs of its shareholders.
Summit Water, as a non-profit entity, provides very effective service from ten full time employees and a slightly paid Board of Directors of six members. High quality, low cost water is provided to our shareholders with ten wells and one spring. Storage has grown from one million gallons to 9 reservoirs totaling 5.2 million gallons.
We have a highly trained staff of operators totaling 5 individuals with over 75 years experience.
The guiding principal of Summit Water is to provide high quality water at a fair and reasonable price. We continually exceed mandates for clean water across the full spectrum of testing required by the EPA and the State of Utah.
Summit Water Distribution Company is a non-profit, mutual, shareholder owned company. As a shareholder in Summit Water, you own a proportionate share of the company and are entitled to a specific increment of water based on your share certificate. Summit Water is shifting from hard copy share certificates to booked shares.
For most residential shareholders the increment of water allocated to you is .76 acre feet. This is equivalent to 247,630 gallons during each water year which begins September 8th and ends the following year on September 8th.
The typical household can easily stay within the water share by using 350 gallons or less per day in the winter when not irrigating outdoors and 1,200 gallons per day in the summer when you are irrigating outdoors.
Tracking your water use is a simple task that can save you from receiving substantial overuse charges on your October assessment each year.
Each shareholder is billed quarterly for their water share and once annually if the water share has been exceeded.
We are always available to assist you in managing your water use. Excessive water use can be very expensive and should be avoided. The biggest culprits in excessive water use are the outdoor sprinkling system and toilets and water softeners indoors. See our reading your meter page to understand how to use this as a tool to save you money.
We want our valued shareholders to be informed about our water system. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meetings. They are held on the first Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon. If you plan to attend please call the office in advance. We also invite you to attend our Annual Shareholder Meeting held each April.