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

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. 

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!