Survey says Utahns’ average water use is highest in United States

Posted at 5:55 PM, Nov 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-07 20:06:55-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utahns use more water per person than anyone else in the country, and a study by the United States Geological Survey says the average Utahn uses 248 gallons of water a day.

The report comes out every five years, and five years ago Utah was second on the list behind Nevada. Since then, Utah's water use has gone up while Nevada’s water use has declined 25 percent.

America as a whole has seen water use decline by 8 percent.

Zach Frankel with the Utah Rivers Council says Utah is now America’s biggest water waster.