This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Water is the lifeblood of the West, and watching over Utah’s supply is Candice Hasenyager, director of the Utah Division of Water Resources. She’s here to fill us in on what we can all do to conserve this precious resource.


Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation, and if we want our kids and grandkids to be able to live here, we need to use our water more efficiently. Most of us recognize that Utah has been in drought for eight of the last 10 years. And this year’s snowpack hasn’t been enough to end it.

With these real challenges, we all need to use less water in our homes and businesses to increase our resiliencies in these uncertain times. With that in mind, we encourage everyone to cut back where they can.

It takes approximately 3,000 gallons to cover a quarter acre yard, so eliminating even one watering yields big savings. Taller grass means deeper roots, so raise the blade on your lawn mower and don’t water when it’s windy. But do water early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid evaporation.

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The decisions made by the Utah Division of Water Resources are not easy, but they are vital for all of us. Find out what you can do at I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.