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Utahns Should Hold Off On Watering Lawns, Says Utah Division Of Water Resources

The Utah Division of Water Resources is advising Utahns to hold off on irrigating their personal homes in order to conserve water, saying all counties should receive zero watering for the next week. The recommendation comes after Gov. Spencer Cox issued a state of emergency due to widespread droughts across the state. Because of the intense drought conditions, it is all the more reason to not water and “let your turf build up some strong roots and resiliency before summer,” according to the UDWR. 


State officials estimate more than 20 billion gallons of water could be saved every summer if Utahns watered their laws according to the Weekly Lawn Watering Guide. The guide uses data to give recommendations on how many days per week people should be watering their lawns, depending on certain conditions in each county. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!