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Utah Kicks Off Water Conservation Campaign

Utah Kicks Off Water Conservation Campaign



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah officials have kicked off one of the largest state water conservation campaigns ever.

Lieutenant Governor Gary Herbert says he's worried Utah resident will see the end of the six year drought as an excuse to become wasteful.

The campaign includes inserts in all daily newspapers, along with T-V and radio commercials, brochures and a 30-minute infomercial.

Herbert says over the next 20 years Utah is expected to add one-point-three (M)million people. He says the state is expecting Utah's water demands to increase 70 percent over the next 30 years and will have to rely on conservation.

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How to save water:

- Don't water lawns between ten a.m. and six p.m., when most of the water will evaporate.

- Make sure sprinklers are watering the grass, and not the sidewalk.

- Hand-water brown spots instead of overwatering your whole lawn.

- Only water twice a week.

For more information go to:

http://www.conservewater.utah.gov or

http://www.slowtheflow.org

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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