Utah’s statewide water conservation goal has been “25% by 2025,” that is, to reduce per-capita M&I water use by 25% when starting at the value estimated for 2000. Thanks to the efforts of many Utahns and their water providers, 2015 M&I per capita water use declined by at least 18% since then. Annual reporting from many individual water suppliers confirms significant progress in water conservation. According to the state’s most recent data, the 2015 statewide M&I water use estimate is about 240 gallons per capita per day (gpcd). Water suppliers and users alike are commended for their efforts to reduce water use.
The water conservation mindset begins with individual water users. By recognizing water as a limited resource and changing their water use practices accordingly, water users will directly impact the overall water situation and the achievement of the regional goals. All Utahns are encouraged to do their part in conserving water for Utah’s future.
Download this information (and more!) in a handy brochure format from the Division of Water Resources website.
Below are some links to sites that offer conservation tips.