IVINS, Utah — As state reservoirs are expected to remain dangerously low and Utah's drought expected to remain of concern through 2022, the City of Ivins is taking proactive steps to ease the water shortage.
According to the Washington County Water Conservation District, Ivins removed 50,000 square feet of "thirsty grass," saving more than one million gallons of water annually.
The City of Ivins has removed more than 50k square feet of thirsty grass, saving more than 1 million gallons of water annually.— Washington County Water Conservancy District (@wcwcd) April 14, 2022
Salt Lake City is also looking ahead, recently releasing a water contingency plan that asks citizens to reduce water consumption by five percent voluntarily and requires city-owned properties such as park and golf courses to make adjustments to water usage.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service will release their water outlook for April through July shortly, giving Utahns a better picture of what to expect regarding water resources this summer.