Executive Order Limits Watering At State Facilities, Encourages Utahns To Conserve

May 3, 2021

In response to ongoing concerns about extremely dry conditions, Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued an executive on Monday 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, according to a press release sent from the governor’s office. The executive order goes into effect immediately.

The executive order also 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.