Gov. Cox Cuts Back On Water Usage, Announces Firework Ban

Jun 9, 2021

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.