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Residents Being Asked to Intensify Conservation

Residents Being Asked to Intensify Conservation



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Low precipitation levels has water officials reminding residents to conserve water.

Nancy Hardman of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District says August and September are when the most water is wasted in Utah.

That's because residents do not reset their sprinkler systems.

She says while July weather requires lawn sprinkler stations to run every two days. Cooler nights mean systems should be changed to every three to four days in August and only once every six to eight days in September.

There hasn't been two or more inches of precipitation during any month in the current water year in Utah County, which officials say is highly unusual. The water year is measured from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

At the Brigham Young University weather station, one has to go back to the dry 1987-88 water year to find every month during the water year below two inches of precipitation.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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