Report: Washington County saving more than one billion gallons of water


HURRICANE (News4Utah) – A recent report reads that Washington County has saved more than 1 billion gallons of water.

While crews prep the ground for a new well and pipeline near Sand Hollow State Park, the Water Conservancy District talks of their mission to deliver water to a growing community, but also to save water.  

“Taking advantage of our water resources in a wise manner. …  It will connect to future wells that we’re drilling and present wells, and that pulls it all together into a regional pipeline that’s existing, that will deliver water all through the main corridor,” said Corey Cram with the Washington County Water Conservancy District.  

A report released in June by the Utah Division of Water Resources shows that not only is the county reducing water use, they’re doing so with a growing population. 

“We’ve reduced our water use by 9 percent over that time frame and we increased our population by 13 percent,” said Ronald Thompson, General Manager with the Washington County Water Conservancy District. 

“We’re still per capita the fastest growing county in the United States,” said Thompson. 

Officials believe the biggest reason for the drop in gallons is desert-friendly landscaping.  

“People are choosing to landscape with water-wise landscaping, with much less of their property landscaped,” said Cram. 

The Sand Hollow well and pipeline is scheduled to be completed at the end of this month. 

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