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Current Exhibits :
March 21 - July 25, 2020 Main Gallery - Art Festival Acquisitions: From the Permanent Collection Mezzanin


Special Events and Races:
...copy of your complete Running Resume for the past three years, minimum, to current date. Your running resume should include the name of the race, the ...


Camp Neptune :
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Conservation:
...ovides over 40 million gallons of water per day to its customers.   Currently, over 10 million gallons of water are delivered between 4 am...


Building:
... easy!   All users will need to create an account.  If you are a current user with a different municipality, you will still need to register...


Brush Trucks:
...of them have Class A foam capability.  The St. George Fire Department currently owns six brush trucks.


St. George Art Museum Book Club:
...ub is free and open to all. Precautions have been taken in accordance with current COVID 19 regulations. You can meet us in person or visit us via the...


St. George Art Museum:
...st Per Visitor $15 Your Admission Charge $0 Suggested Donation $5 Free for Current Museum Members ____________________________________________________...


Human Resources:
...w jobs we recruit for on a continual basis. These jobs may or may not have current openings. For these jobs we put together a "roster" or a list of in...


Uncle Sam 4K      :
...the event.    The race will be capped at 400 runners. There are currently only 20 spots left and the event will be full. Packet pickup will...


City Recorder:
 Where do I find the current City code?                     The current City code can be found here.


Submit Police Reports:
...ed for incidents that have already occurred, not for incidents that pose a current threat, or require an officer's prompt response. If you are not sur...


Fire Apparatus:
...ed, and should be in service soon. Visit the pages below to view our current fleet, and see the progress photos for the construction of our...


City Trails:
...al surface trails, accommodating a wide range of users. While these trails currently exist for our recreational pleasure, the future system will also ...


Special Event:
...s chapter: 1. A building that has a business located in it that has a current annual business license as an event business;2. A building with an assembly group classification under the International Building Code, as adopted by the city, so long as the event does not exceed the posted occupant load as approved by the city and has a current annual business license, if required; and3. A government-owned...


Utility Rates:
... $0.00 Over 5 kW, per kW $13.47 Character of service: Alternating current; 60 cycles; single phase 120/240 volts; three-phase 120/208 volts, ...


Art Conversation:
... Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm and is lead by various artists who currently have pieces at the museum. This event is free and open to th...


Park Planning:
... of every resident. The Park Planning division was created in 2004, and is currently staffed by 3 landscape architects and support staff. Since 2004, ...


Animal Services:
...ens, dogs and pups. All animals adopted are already spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. Dog adoption fees include a mandatory microchip fe...


Code Enforcement:
...tates that a vehicle with mechanical or structural defect or does not have current registration displayed on the vehicle, and can't be driven legally ...


Streets Division:
...r ways.  This adds up to over 1,300 acres of weed abatement, they are currently engaged in a coordinated effort to eradicate 1,500 acres of tamar...


Energy Department:
...partment (SGESD) is to provide safe, affordable and reliable energy. SGESD currently has 59 employees and serves approximately 28,000 customers, including residential and commercial, with a current annual peak of 188 MW. SGESD offers twenty-four hour dispatch servi...


Frequent Questions:
...r. Late charges will continue to be charged until the account is paid to a current status. In order to avoid a reconnection charge, we also recommend ...


Arsenic Information:
...cted many communities across the country including the City of St. George. Currently the City owns around 10 wells that have arsenic concentrations that exceed the new standard of 10 ppb. According to the State Division of Drinking Water, we can meet this rule by a variety of ways including; blending the higher arsenic sources with low arsenic sources; using higher arsenic sources during high demand times of the year and lower arsenic sources during off peak season to achieve a yearly average concentration. After testing all of our wells for the past few years on a biweekly basis we have developed a blending and averaging plan that will meet the new arsenic standard. This will involve installing a new pipeline to bring water from the Quail Creek Drinking Water Plant to the Gunlock and Snow Canyon Sources. We will also be operating our wells in such a mannor that the yearly average concentration will be under 10 ppb of arsenic. The City of St. George is committed to protecting the public health and to compling with all State and Federal Drinking Water Standards, however, the City has explored the valitidy of this new standard with great concern over possible increased costs. We support the Drinking Water Board in its implimentation of this new rule and have determined that a yearly blending and sample averaging is a sensible and cost effective approach to meeting the new standard. Current research regarding arsenic health effects in relation to concentration suggests that the blending and sample averaging plan poses no health effects to the public.    E.P.A. Arsenic Facts These excerpts have been taken from the E.P.A. Federal Register. For a full version of the article please visit; E.P.A. Federal Register "No human studies of sufficient statistical power or scope have examined whether consumption of arsenic in drinking water at the current MCL results in an increased incidence of cancer or noncancer effects (NRC, 1999, pg. 7)." There have only been a few studies of inorganic arsenic exposure via drinking water in the U.S., and most have not considered cancer as an endpoint. People have written EPA asking that the new MCL be set considering that these U.S. studies have not seen increases in cancers at the low levels of arsenic exposure in U.S. drinking water. A large number of adverse noncarcinogenic effects have been reported in humans after exposure to drinking water highly contaminated with inorganic arsenic. The earliest and most prominent changes are in the skin, e.g., hyper pigmentation and keratoses (callus-like growths). Other effects that have been reported include alterations in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hematological (e.g., anemia), pulmonary, neurological, immunological and reproductive/developmental function (ATSDR, 1998). The most common symptoms of inorganic arsenic exposure appear on the skin and occur after 5-15 years of exposure equivalent to 700 µg/day for a 70 kg adult, or within 6 months to 3 years at exposures equivalent to 2,800 µg/day for a 70 kg adult (pg. 131 NRC, 1999). They include alterations in pigmentation and the development of keratoses which are localized primarily on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and the torso. The presence of hyper pigmentation and keratoses on parts of the body not exposed to the sun is characteristic of arsenic exposure (Yeh, 1973, Tseng, 1977). The same alterations have been reported in patients treated with Fowler's solution (1% potassium arsenite; Cuzick et al., 1982), used for asthma, psoriasis, rheumatic fever, leukemia, fever, pain, and as a tonic (WHO 1981 and NRC 1999). Although peripheral neuropathy (numbness, muscle weakness, tremors, ATSDR 1998) may be present after exposure to short-term, high doses of inorganic arsenic (Buchanan, 1962; Tay and Seah, 1975), there are no studies that definitely document this effect after exposure to levels of less than levels (50 µg/L) of inorganic arsenic in drinking water. There have been a few, scattered reports in the literature that inorganic arsenic can affect reproduction and development in humans (Borzysonyi et al., 1992; Desi et al., 1992; Tabacova et al., 1994). After reviewing the available literature on arsenic and reproductive effects, the National Research Council panel (NRC 1999) wrote that ``nothing conclusive can be stated from these studies.'' Based on the studies mentioned in this section, it is evident that inorganic arsenic contamination of drinking water can cause dermal and internal cancers, affect the GI system, alter cardiovascular function, and increase risk of diabetes, based on studies of people exposed to drinking water well above the current arsenic MCL. EPA's MCL is chosen to be protective of the general population within an acceptable risk range, not at levels at which adverse health effects are routinely seen (see section III.F.7. on risk considerations). In terms of implications for the risk assessment, the panel noted that risk per unit dose estimates from human studies can be biased either way. For the Taiwanese study, the ``* * * biases associated with the use of average doses and with the attribution of all increased risk to arsenic would both lead to an overestimation of risk (US EPA, 1997d, page 31). May 1999 Utah Mortality Study EPA scientists conducted an epidemiological study of 4,058 Mormons exposed to arsenic in drinking water in seven communities in Millard County, Utah (Lewis et al., 1999). The 151 samples from their public and private drinking water sources had arsenic concentrations ranging from 4 to 620 µg/L with seven mean (arithmetic average) community exposure concentrations of 18 to 191 µg/L and all seven community exposure medians (mid-point of arsenic values) 200 µg/L. Observed causes of death in the study group (numbering 2,203) were compared to those expected from the same causes based upon death rates for the general white male and female population of Utah. Several factors suggest that the study population may not be representative of the rest of the United States. The Mormon church, the predominant religion in Utah, prohibits smoking and consumption of alcohol and caffeine. Utah had the lowest statewide smoking rates in the U.S. from 1984 to 1996, ranging from 13 to 17%. Mormon men had about half the cancers related to smoking (mouth, larynx, lung, esophagus, and bladder cancers) as the U.S. male population from 1971 to 1985 (Lyon et al., 1994). The Utah study population was relatively small (4,000 persons) and primarily English, Scottish, and Scandinavian in ethnic background. While the study population males had a significantly higher risk of prostate cancer mortality, females had no significant excess risk of cancer mortality at any site. Millard County subjects had higher mortality from kidney cancer, but this was not statistically significant. Both males and females in the study group had less risk of bladder, digestive system and lung cancer mortality than the general Utah population. The Mormon females had lower death rates from breast and female genital cancers than the State rate. These decreased death rates were not statistically significant. Although deaths due to hypertensive heart disease were roughly twice as high as expected in both sexes, increases in death did not relate to increases in dose, calculated as the years of exposure times the median arsenic concentration. The Utah data indicate that heart disease should be considered in the evaluation of potential benefits of U.S. regulation. Vascular effects have also been reported as an effect of arsenic exposure in studies in the U.S. (Engel et al. 1994), Taiwan (Wu et al., 1989) and Chile (Borgono et al., 1977). The overall evidence indicating an association of various vascular diseases with arsenic exposure supports consideration of this endpoint in evaluation of potential noncancer health benefits of arsenic exposure reduction. Study of Bladder and Kidney Cancer in Finland Kurttio et al. (1999) conducted a case-cohort design study of 61 bladder and 49 kidney cancer cases and 275 controls to evaluate the risk of these diseases with respect to arsenic drinking water concentrations. In this study the median exposure was 0.1 µg/L, the maximum reported was 64 µg/L, and 1% of the exposure was greater than 10 µg/L. The authors reported that very low concentrations of arsenic in drinking water were significantly associated with being a case of bladder cancer when exposure occurred 2-9 years prior to diagnosis. Arsenic exposure occurring greater than 10 years prior to diagnosis was not associated with bladder cancer risk. Arsenic was not associated with kidney cancer risk even after consideration of a latency period. The NRC report examined the question of essentiality of arsenic in the human diet. It found no information on essentiality in humans and only data in experimental animals suggesting growth promotion (arsenicals are fed to livestock for this reason). Inorganic arsenic has not been found to be essential for human well-being or involved in any required biochemical pathway. Given this and the fact that arsenic occurs naturally in food, consideration of essentiality is not necessary for public health decisions about water. The NRC report concluded: ``For arsenic carcinogenicity, the mode of action has not been established, but the several modes of action that are considered plausible (namely, indirect mechanisms of mutagenicity) would lead to a sublinear dose-response curve at some point below the point at which a significant increase in tumors is observed. * * * However, because a specific mode (or modes) of action has not yet been identified, it is prudent not to rule out the possibility of a linear response.'' Given the current outstanding questions about human risk at low levels of exposure, decisions about safe levels are public health policy judgments. Risk Characterization In 1983 the National Academy of Sciences (NAS, 1983) defined risk assessment as containing four steps: hazard identification, dose- response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Risk characterization is the process of estimating the health effects based on evaluating the available research, extrapolating to estimate health effects at exposure levels, and characterizing uncertainties. In risk management, regulatory agencies such as EPA evaluate alternatives and select the regulatory action. Risk management considers ``political, social, economic, and engineering information'' using value judgments to consider ``the acceptability of risk and the reasonableness of the costs of control (NAS, 1983).'' Unlike most chemicals, there is a large data base on the effects of arsenic on humans. Inorganic arsenic is a human poison, and oral or inhalation exposure to the chemical can induce many adverse health conditions in humans. Specifically oral exposure to inorganic arsenic in drinking water has been reported to cause many different human illnesses, including cancer and noncancer effects, as described in Section III. The NRC panel (1999) reviewed the inorganic arsenic health effects data base. The panel members concluded that the studies from Taiwan provided the current best available data for the risk assessment of inorganic arsenic-induced cancer. (There are corroborating studies from Argentina and Chile.) They obtained more detailed Taiwanese internal cancer data and modeled the data using the multistage Weibull model and a Poisson regression model. Three Poisson data analyses showed a 1% response level of male bladder cancer at approximately 400 µg of inorganic arsenic/L. The 1% level was used as a Point of Departure (POD) for extrapolating to exposure levels outside the range of observed data. For an agent that is either acting by reacting directly with DNA or whose mode of action has not been sufficiently characterized, EPA's public health policy is to assume that dose and response will be proportionate as dose decreases (linearity of the extrapolated dose- response curve). This is a science policy approach to provide a public health conservative assessment of risk. The dose-response relationship is extrapolated by taking a straight line from the POD rather than by attempting to extend the model used for the observed range. This approach was adopted by the NRC report which additionally noted that using this approach for arsenic data provides results with alternative models that are consistent at doses below the observed range whereas extending the alternative models below the observed range gives inconsistent results. Drawing a straight line from the POD to zero gives a risk of 1 to 1.5 per 1,000 at the current MCL of 50 µg/ L. Since some studies show that lung cancer deaths may be 2- to 5-fold higher than bladder cancer deaths, the combined cancer risk could be even greater. The NRC panel also noted that the MCL of 50 µg/L is less than 10-fold lower than the 1% response level for male bladder cancer. Based on its review, the consensus opinion of the NRC panel was that the current MCL of 50 µg/L does not meet the EPA's goal of public-health ...


Frequent Questions:
What do I pay for my power? The current rates are posted on the City’s website.


Become a Firefighter:
...interested in becoming a full-time firefighter, you will need to possess a current Utah or National Registry EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic certification.&nb...


Wastewater Treatment:
...s a design capacity of approximately 17 million gallons per day (mgd), and currently treats an average of 9.5 mgd. The plant utilizes an oxidation dit...


Food Truck Guidelines:
... THAT IF A FOOD TRUCK PRODUCES GREASE OF ANY TYPE FOR COOKING AND DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE A TYPE I HOOD AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM, THOSE WILL NEED T...


Adventure Camp for Teens:
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Wastewater Collection:
...e Wastewater Collection system was first started around 1932. The division currently inspects, cleans, and maintains over 415 miles of sewer main line...


Boredom Buster Day Camp :
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Sign and Banner Permits:
...ding Permit that timeframe will be based on the Building Department's current workload.


BluCan Curbside Recycling  :
...ldquo;BluCan” curbside program, recycle only the following materials currently.   Aluminum cans Cardboard – i.e.: packaged food boxe...


Councilman Bryan Smethurst:
... blessed. God bless you and God bless America. Councilman Bryan Smethurst current term expires December 31, 2021.


Zombie Survival Bootcamp :
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Councilman Jimmie Hughes:
...me self employed. I have been a partner in several business ventures. I am currently an independent mortgage broker, appraiser, and partner in a company that provides capital to small business and last but not least, a cattle rancher. I like to say, "When I grow up I just want to be a rancher!" Owning a ranch is a good excuse to get out of the office and be in the outdoors. It is on the ranch that I learned the value of hard work that I will put to use on the city council. I currently serve as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington County Farm Bureau. This organization has boards in counties throughout the state. Delegates from these boards meet annually to vote on legislative policy that we support. These policy recommendations are then presented and lobbied for in the Utah State Legislature. My wife Tawny and I have been married since 1996, and we have five children. One of my motivations for running for city council is to help ensure a safe and happy environment for my kids to grow up in. I want them to have the opportunity to stay here once they are grown. Truly my priorities are God, Family and Country.  Councilman Jimmie Hughes's current term expires December 31, 2023.


Equal Payment Plan Program:
Equal Payment Program  If your account is current and you have resided for a minimum of one year at your current address, you can apply for the Equal Payment Plan.    &n...


Welcome to St. George Outdoors!:
...nd our commitment to protecting the outdoors.  We do this through our current programs that include after school courses, weekend classes, and ca...


Apply for Utility Services:
...vice with the City of St. George, any outstanding balances must be brought current before services can be established at a new location.    ...


inSide St. George:
... glimpse into the projects, people and programs moving St. George forward. Current and pa


PPR Facility of the Year 2020:
...e USA Pickleball Association contacted Bullock for permission to adopt it. Currently, Bullock is the lead contact for any ladder league questions for ...


Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
... medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, to technical rescue.   Currently, we have 49 staff members who are certified to at least the EMT level.  Our four full-time engines hold permits issued by the Utah State Bureau of EMS to respond to EMS calls within our response area, which means we are required to carry specialized equipment and supplies to provide emergency care.  Dr. Brett Christiansen is our current medical control physician under whom we practice.  Dr. Christi...


Outreach Education Field Trip Information:
...ics can be presented by the TNC’s staff and volunteers. Below is a a current list of topics that are offered.   Topics 1.    ...


Outreach Education Field Trip Information:
...ics can be presented by the TNC’s staff and volunteers. Below is a a current list of topics that are offered.   Topics 1.    ...


SGO Mountain Bike Skills Development with Jordy Scott:
...s girls often feel more comfortable trying new skills and developing their current ones with other girls around them.   This class is open t...