Gov. Herbert issues statement on passage of Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act

Governor Herbert released the following statement:

“I’m elated to see Congress pass this historic agreement between the state of Utah and the Navajo Nation. This agreement represents more than 15 years of good faith work between our governments. It will mean critical drinking water infrastructure for residents of the Navajo Nation and certainty for Utah’s water supply as our state continues growing.

I am especially grateful for the persistence and hard work of Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer, Representatives Rob Bishop and Ben McAdams, Senator Romney, and Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt, all of whom were critical to the bill’s success. Today is a great day for our state and for the thousands of tribal residents whose daily lives will be transformed by access to safe drinking water.”