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DEQ urges reduced lawn watering

DEQ urges reduced lawn watering

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Department of Environmental Quality says it is time to scale back how frequently lawns are watered.

The department says with lower temperatures, watering can be scaled back to once every week in September.

Businesses are being urged to contact their landscaping companies and ask to reduce watering times as well. State officials says residents complain each year about businesses that water every day late in the fall.

The state has set a goal of reducing per capita water use by at least 25 percent by 2050.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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