New water records finally released to the Salt Lake Tribune appear to confirm that the National Security Agency’s new data storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah, may not be fully operational.
On Friday, Tribune reporter Nate Carlisle was sent more than two years of data following a new ruling requiring the city to comply with his request issued earlier this month by the State Records Committee. Carlisle filed a public records request under the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), and it was originally denied before he won earlier this month on appeal. The Tribune published the records on Monday.
The data shows that since July 2013, the facility used 6.2 million gallons of water in a month, the highest single month in more than two years of data. For that, the NSA paid $28,596 monthly to the City of Bluffdale, the minimum bill amount.
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