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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Keep out of the water -- you'll be drinking it.
That's the message in a new campaign Utah officials launched yesterday dubbed 'Keep It Pure'.
The 570-thousand dollar campaign aims to urge the public to protect the quality of water in the streams of the Wasatch Mountains by staying out of the water, and keeping pets out.
47 signs will be placed at City Creek, Parleys, Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons.
The canyons' creeks produce an average of 41 (m) million gallons of water each year.
It supplies about half the drinking water to more than 400-thousand residents in Salt Lake City and County.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson says the quality of the water in the canyon affects the quality of the drinking water.
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