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The Washington County Water Conservancy District is implementing new restrictions



UTAH – According to the statement, the officials are urging the cities it serves to do more to cut water use in the state’s ongoing drought emergency

The Washington County Water Conservancy District issued some new regulations and recommendations for its municipal customers. They include:

  • An “excess water surcharge” starting at $1 per 1,000 gallons on the county’s highest water users
  • Asking cities to audit their own facilities to cut water use by additional 10%
  • Asking cities to start converting non-functional lawns to water-efficient landscapes
  • Asking cities to pass and enforce ordinances limiting or banning grass in new development projects (commercial and residential)
  • Ban outdoor watering from 10am to 8pm every day
  • Eliminate water features in any new developments
  • Require commercial car washes to recycle water on-site
  • Set lawn limits and water budgets for golf courses

The officials have reported that the district has already taken measures to encourage a preservation of water supply.