America’s Biggest Water Waster
Utah is the most wasteful water user in the country with residents using nearly twice the per capita U.S. average. Some Utah cities use three times this average and a whopping 70 percent of residential water is used for overwatering lawns each summer.
This sky-high water use becomes the justification for the water development industry to propose billions in unnecessary water projects that have devastating impacts to Utah’s watersheds and the species that depend on them. Although inexpensive water conservation efforts could easily eliminate the “need” for billion dollar diversions, these water agencies scare the public into unnecessary spending with a campaign of fear and ignorance.
To conserve Utah’s water, there are simple, cost saving measures that you can take at your house. However, the biggest water conservation goals can only be met if Utah has sound land and water policies. You can make a difference by educating yourself on current water policy legislation and then taking action. Your voice matters, make your opinion heard by contacting your state legislators.