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Utah residents asked to cut back to once-a-week lawn watering

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 16:19:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns have done such a great job at cutting back on outdoor water use during the current drought that the Utah Division of Water Rights is now asking residents to cut down a little more.

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The state is now recommending watering lawns only once a week in the northern part of Utah. The reason behind the request is because longer nights, cooler temperatures and recent rains have helped battle the drought.

Lawn-watering recommendations used to be twice-a-week in northern Utah, and three times a week in the southern part of the state.

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Local water districts appreciate the efforts by Utahns in conserving water as they've been able to stretch supply a little further, and help ensure the state has adequate drinking water supply next year.