The ECHO-Association – Who We Are and Why

Emigration Canyon Home Owners Association (“The ECHO-Association“) is a private partnership formed in January 2014 to pool information and resources thereby providing a collective remedy for what the amended federal complaint of the Emigration Canyon Lawsuit and the pending Emigration Canyon Water Litigation alleged to be over three decades of gross mismanagement of scarce water resources by public officials of the Emigration Improvement District (“EID” AKA ECID), Emigration Canyon Mayor Joseph Smolka and private land-developers R. Steve Creamer, The Boyer Company L.C.City Development Inc. and the Butler Crockett & Walsh Development Corp by means of a water extraction method known as groundwater mining.

The ECHO-Association estimates that groundwater levels in Emigration Canyon have dropped 40 feet in the past 30 years drastically affecting private wells,  drinking-water quality and surface water springs.

Our purpose is simple – to protect access to clean, safe water for our members and/or recover monetary damages if an approved member’s residence is rendered uninhabitable or if an approved member was falsely promised water service by EID.

Due to the high-dollar value of the pending federal False Claims Act (“FCA“) and Emigration Canyon Water Litigation, all members of The ECHO-Association are and will remain undisclosed to the fullest extent allowed by law in order to prevent acts of intimidation or retaliation.