Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency in Winchester Hills, Washington County, Utah.

Issued: February 7, 1996


WHEREAS, beginning on February 7, 1996, the culinary water supply system has failed in the town of Winchester Hills in Washington County, Utah; and

WHEREAS, the culinary water supply has been disrupted to approximately one hundred and fifty residents; and

WHEREAS, the residents of Winchester Hills could be without culinary water for several days; and

WHEREAS, immediate action is necessary to alleviate the situation which threatens the safety, health and welfare of the citizens of Winchester Hills; and

WHEREAS, these conditions do create a disaster emergency within the intent of the Disaster Response and Recovery Act of 1981; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah by virtue of the power vested in me by the constitution and the laws of the State of Utah;

DO HEREBY ORDER THAT: It is found, determined and declared that a "State of Emergency" exists due to the aforesaid culinary water system failure in the Town of Winchester Hills, Washington County, and such area is declared to be a disaster requiring aid, assistance and relief available pursuant to the provisions of state statutes, and the State Emergency Operations Plan, which is hereby activated.

IN TESTIMONY, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah, this 7th day of February 1996.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lt. Governor


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