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Water district says Utahns are wasting water

Water district says Utahns are wasting water



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Tom Callan reportingThe drought may be over, but the Jordan Water District fears conservation might be going down the drain. The district says we are wasting precious water once again.

"What we've seen is a 10-percent increase in water use per person on average, this year over last year," said assistant general manager Bart Forsyth.

He says conservation is not just a matter of taking a shorter shower. "Take a look at watering maybe once every two to three days during the heat of the summer," he suggested.

The Jordan Water District wants to reduce the appetite for water by 25 percent by 2025. But Forsyth says, as of now, that goal will not be met.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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