Hy Saunders, known for 40 years in the Snyderville Basin as the founder and operator of the Summit Water Company has died. He was 79.
Saunders' obituary, published this past weekend, noted he was a life-long Utah resident. He attended East High, was a champion tennis player at the University of Utah, and earned business degrees from the U and NYU.
Saunders set up the Saunders Land Investment Corporation. According to his obituary, Summit Water, founded four decades ago, now serves 6,000 residental and business customers "without using a penny of taxpayer money."