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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Water Conservation

We have had a very mild winter. Even with the last couple of snow storms the state of Utah, including the Wasatch front, has experienced an abysmally low snow pack. The snowpack is roughly 40% of the average to date.

As such, it is important to conserve outdoor water. Not only is water conservation important because of the low snow pack, but it also helps our water system to maintain proper pressures.

Unfortunately, water conservation has not been Highland’s practice in the past. Lawns require roughly 3 acre feet of water per irrigated acre over a year. During 2017, Highland City used 8,615 acre feet of pressurized irrigation which equates to roughly 6 acre feet of water per irrigated acre for residential use. In comparison, a recent study showed that other City’s outdoor water use is between 2.6 and 4.3 acre feet per irrigated acre.

We are asking all citizens to work with the City in conserving water this year. Watch for future posts on conservation tips and information.
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