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Did you know that most of the water we use - 65% - is used on landscape? T

hat equates to 3,000 gallons of water per household!

Join us in conserving this valuable resource

At Salt Lake County, we are doing our part to conserve water, including water use plans for each Salt Lake County facility.

What Salt Lake County is Doing


Salt Lake County departments have plans to audit outdoor water systems to develop specialized water plans for current and future use.

watering a park

Salt Lake County parks are relying on current technology to determine minimum watering schedules while continuing high quality outdoor facilities.

cover of Stream Care Guide

Our Watershed Planning and Restoration team works to protect over 900 miles of streams that run through Salt Lake County. This Stream Care Guide is a valuable handbook for all of us who live in Salt Lake County.

cover of Water Quality Stewardship Plan

The Salt Lake Countywide Water Quality Stewardship Plan (WaQSP) was completed in 2009. This plan provides a framework of goals and policies that will forge water quality stewardship consistent with the Clean Water Act and the needs of local residents. The plan will be revised every 5 years - a new revision will be completed in 2015.

Jordan River

The Blueprint Jordan River visioning process was completed in December of 2008. Close to 3,000 residents and stakeholder participated in drafting a public vision for the river.

The Salt Lake County Council passed a resolution on May 12, 2015 to encourage residents and businesses to adopt water wise plans. The council is also asking cities to consider resolutions of their own to manage water use specific to their city.

What Can You Do?

Visit Jordan Valley Water or Utah State Division of Water Resources for complete information on watering recommendations.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued an Executive Order to address the need for water conservation.