Governor Renews 'Slow the Flow' Campaign

Governor Renews 'Slow the Flow' Campaign

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt renewed a campaign Friday for water conservation.

Leavitt delivered his message as he stood atop Ensign Peak.

Leavitt says the population of the valley will double in 30 years and the state needs to find ways to use less water.

Leavitt's "slow-the-flow" campaign asks residents to water lawns only twice a week, avoiding the hours between 10 a-m and 6 p-m. It also encourages them to replace water-wasting appliances with more efficient models and rip out lawns for landscaping that consumes less water.

Leavitt has declared a statewide agriculture disaster and asked U-S Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to do the same, making government help available to farmers and ranchers.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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