In everything we do, from construction and maintenance, to administration and education, water conservation is our highest priority at Central Utah Water Conservancy District. We believe it is our responsibility to conserve water for both current and future generations here in Utah.
The new year is the perfect time to think about ways you can conserve more water in your home. Americans use an average of 88 gallons of water every single day at home, according to epa.gov. If each of us makes an effort this year to use even a little less water through some minor lifestyle changes, it can make a significant difference.
Here are some simple ways you can conserve water in 2020 and beyond:
Update Your Landscaping – Wise water use in your landscape design can make a huge impact. The Localscape approach takes into account Utah’s unique climate so that your landscape design works for where you live. You can learn more about this simplified approach to yard design here!
Check for Rebates – Did you know that the state of Utah offers rebates on select items, like the WaterSense Smart Controller? You can save up to $150 as long as you submit your rebate request within 30 days of purchasing your WaterSense labeled item. Commercial rebates are also available!
Make Small Changes – There are so many small ways we can save water at home. For example, we should only be running the dishwasher or washing machine if there’s a full load. Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth or washing dishes.
Water Your Lawn Wisely – So many people “over-water” their lawns in anticipation of a shortage. The truth is, soil cannot store extra water. Instead, rely on resources like SlowTheFlow.org. They post updated lawn watering guides in an effort to conserve water. They estimate that Utah could save more than 20 billion gallons of water if everyone used this guide throughout the year.