Utah Governor Spencer Cox is asking residents to limit their water usage while also banning fireworks on state and unincorporated lands with a new executive order.
Effective on Tuesday, Executive Order 2021-10 will reduce lawn watering at some state facilities to only two days per week, lowering the number from a previous order, according to ABC4 News.
Cox also said it's a bad year for fireworks because “‘were coming out of one disaster and into another,” referring to the COVID-19 pandemic and the extreme drought conditions.
With Cox’s remarks, it’s likely there will be no city-run firework shows this year. A statewide ban on festive explosives is also expected.