Long before Park City, Utah became a world-class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town. Founded by prospectors in the late 1800s, Park City remained a mining town until the 1970s. In the 1950s winter recreation came to Park City, which in turn brought ski businesses to the small town of 8,000. Over time, with the help of summer tourism and the Sundance Film Festival, the City now receives more than 600,000 annual visitors.
Park City recently set a goal of making municipal operations net-zero carbon by the year 2022. The City`s Public Utilities Department went to work to support this goal, and is also gaining accolades for its forward-thinking approach to leak detection and to addressing water loss.