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Cache Valley governments address drought with water restrictions and education

A small river flows through grassy land.
Eli Lucero
The Herald Journal
Water flows through the Logan, Hyde Park and Smithfield Canal as seen on Monday afternoon.

Some Cache Valley municipalities are restricting water usage while others are focusing on educating residents about water conservation as drought conditions persist across Utah.

In North Logan city’s June newsletter, the city informed its residents of new water conservation measures. Landscape watering should be down by between 30-40%, according to the letter.

North Logan is requiring odd-numbered addresses to water on Mondays and Fridays while even addresses are permitted to water on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The protocols are similar to those made by the city in August 2021, asking residents to limit outdoor water usage to two days a week or less.

Smithfield is taking a different approach, focusing on educating its residents about voluntary drought mitigation options before rationing water. Smithfield City Manager Craig Giles said he can already see the information helping his community. Read the rest of the story at

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.