Utah Division of Water Resources director says ‘stop watering’

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The Director of the Utah Division of Water Resources has a message for Utahns: Stop Watering.

“If you don’t live in Washington County where the irrigation season is longer, it is time to turn off that timer until next year. We are in the middle of a significant drought, and recent rainfall took care of all the moisture property owners need for the rest of the year,” said Eric Millis, UDWRe Director.

Several water providers in the state have already shut down secondary systems.

“What people need to do is really simple: turn your timer to the off position immediately. 16 of the state’s reservoirs are less than 20 percent full, meaning if we don’t have a good winter we will be wishing we had conserved more this year,” said Joshua Palmer, UDWRe Water Efficiency, Education and Engagement Section Manager.

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