Utah governor orders water conservation measures at all state facilities

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — In response to ongoing concerns about extremely dry conditions, Governor Spencer J. Cox issued an executive order forbidding irrigation at state facilities between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., requiring that sprinklers are shut off during rainstorms and making sure landscape watering systems are operating efficiently.

The executive order encourages local governments to implement similar water restrictions on public landscaping, urges irrigation companies to delay the start of the irrigation season, and asks all Utahns to reduce water use by taking shorter showers, converting turf to water-wise landscaping, and replacing appliances with water-efficient models.

“Last year, Utah experienced one of the driest and hottest years on record and we anticipate another tough drought year ahead. State government is committed to doing its part to conserve water and we encourage all Utahns to use this most precious resource wisely and sparingly.” — Governor Spencer J. Cox

Executive Order EO 2021- 10 is effective immediately. Additional information and lawn water conservation recommendations are available at the Utah Division of Water Resources’ weekly lawn watering guide.



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