Who We Are
Emigration Canyon Home Owners Association (“The ECHO-Association“) is a private partnership of Emigration Canyon homeowners registered with the State of Utah and 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 Joe 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.
Although there are over 760 acres currently listed for sale in Emigration Canyon under MLS Nrs. 1531520, 1531527, 1531802, 1578889, 1500208, 1617298 and 1638507, Utah Open Lands recently expended $700,000.00 (including $250,000.00 in public funds from Salt Lake Country taxpayers) to save 4.6 acres of the Owl Meadow from undisclosed private land-developers.
Moreover, despite overwhelming evidence of Groundwater Mining of Emigration Canyon’s Twin Creek Aquifer, and the destructive effects documented in Alicante, Spain, western and central United States and in Cedar Valley, Utah, the State Engineer Kent L. Jones recently approved EID’s proposal to construct over 500 additional homes in Emigration Canyon contrary to EID’s own buildout limit established in 1996.
Our Purpose Is Simple
♦ Prevent the continued Groundwater Mining of Emigration Canyon Aquifers.
♦ Hold publicly elected officials and private land-developers accountable for the perhaps irreversible destruction of Utah’s birthplace.