Michelle DeHaan

KPCW Radio

After more than 25 years, the Spiro Plant off the Park City Municipal Golf Course sits cold and dark; it’s mostly empty, and the insulation foam is falling from the rafters. Park City Water Quality and Treatment Manager Michelle DeHaan has been with the city for eight years, and she’s feeling a bit sentimental about the Spiro Water Treatment Plant coming down.

“I do have a little bit of nostalgia about this plant being knocked down, because I’ve been involved in arsenic treatment for a couple of decades in my career," DeHaan said.

On today’s program, Park City Water Quality and Treatment Manager Michelle DeHaan discusses the water quality consumer confidence report that was sent out to all Park City households last month. State Rep. Tim Quinn has an update on the tax reform task force and Amber Hansen from the Egyptian Theater will talk about their production of "A Chorus Line.” It opens Friday and runs through July 21st.

KPCW/Leslie Thatcher

The Park City water quality department has recently had its research published on how to prevent a situation that Sandy City recently went through – when heavy metals were released throughout the city’s drinking water. 

On two separate occasions, residents living in Thaynes Canyon and Iron Canyon experienced a situation very similar to what happened recently in Sandy City – their drinking water became unpotable due to heavy metal contamination.

The first guests are Clint McAfee and Michelle DeHaan, with Park City Municipal, and both involved in the plans to expand and upgrade Park City’s treatment and expansion of its potable water treatment system.

Local News Hour - July 3, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

ON today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy on open space issues. Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme talks about the Oakley rodeo and their efforts to improve the water system. Park City Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan and Public Utilities Director Clint McAfee talk about the Water Consumer Confidence Report sent out to residents last week and  Lorin Smaha, co-owner of  Freshies Lobster talks about defending their title as "World's Best Lobster Roll" in Maine later this week.

First up on the program is Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist with the Naitonal Weather Service.  Brian gives us a summary of the spring melt, our record warm July and the perils of flash flooding. Then, Michelle Dehaan and Clint McAfee from PCMC join Chris and Nell to discuss the city’s annual water quality consumer confidence report. 

Park City Municipal Environmental Regulatory Program Manager Jim Blankenau and Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan speak about Park City's mine waste and how it impacts our drinking water. Anita Lewis and Ray Milliner from Summit County discuss the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Recycle Utah board members Maren Mullin and Deirdra Walsh promote next month's Aqua Affair to celebrate Recycle Utah's 25th anniversary.