About Us

Utah is the second driest state in the nation and is one of the fastest growing. It is estimated that by 2060 the current population of 2.8 million people will grow to about 6 million! The need to conserve water and reduce our per capita water use will be imperative in meeting the state's future water needs. The Utah Division of Water Resources has made a goal to reduce per capita water use by at least 25 percent. This will conserve an estimated 500,000 acre-feet of water per year! This goal is being achieved by implementing several strategies that mostly include education, as well as some regulations.

The Governor's Water Conservation Team (GWCT) was established in 2000 as part of the education strategy to promote water conservation in Utah. The GWCT consists of representatives from the Utah Division of Water Resources and the five largest water conservancy districts in Utah. Slow the Flow. Save H2O. is a media campaign funded by the GWCT. The campaign mission is aimed at changing Utahns’ water usage behaviors, and to raise awareness and teach the necessary skills to help conserve water in Utah. This effort, along with other conservation programs administered around the state, will ensure that a long-term ethic of reduced water use will become established and that the state's future water needs will be met!

 

Television Spots

Grass Whisperer

Overeating

Midday Run

Show water some respect. Help use 25% less water by the year 2025.

Evening Tryst

Show water some respect. Help use 25% less water by the year 2025.

Water Jug

  1. You save about $5 every time you don’t water your lawn
  2. Install a separate drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers
  3. Raise your mower blade to 3”—it promotes a healthy root system

It Never Lasts

  1. Sign up for a free water check at www.slowtheflow.org
  2. Use the weekly watering guide at www.slowtheflow.org
  3. Raise your mower blade to 3”—it promotes a healthy root system
  4. Water deeply once in October and then shut it down for the year

Slip 'n' Slide

  1. Don’t water during the heat of the day
  2. Start with a small area and make it water-wise

Plants Don't Waste Water

  1. Use a broom instead of a hose
  2. Install a separate drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers
  3. Place a shut-off nozzle on the end of your hose
  4. Cover bare soil with a thick layer of mulch

Mother Nature

  1. Use a broom instead of a hose
  2. Install a separate drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers
  3. Place a shut-off nozzle on the end of your hose
  4. Cover bare soil with a thick layer of mulch

Changeable

  1. Don't water during the heat of the day
  2. Adjust your sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways
  3. Raise your mower blade one notch. It promotes a healthy root system
  4. Adjust your watering schedule to the season

Astroturf

  1. Look for the water-wise tag when you buy plants
  2. Call for a free water check and get your customized watering schedule
  3. Group plants with similar water needs together
  4. Start with a small area and make it water-wise

Little Brown Spot

  1. Only water when your lawn needs it
  2. Turn off your sprinkler system when it’s rainy or windy
  3. Water deeper and less often to promote a healthy root system
  4. Water brown spots by hand