With 100% of Utah in the moderate drought category and 90% in extreme drought, Governor Cox has issued multiple executive orders restricting water use. Granger-Hunter Improvement District does not currently have any watering restrictions in place but is encouraging our customers to conserve water during this drought. Please visit the links at the bottom of this page for additional information on the drought and what you can do to help.
Things You Can Do
- Water Less – It takes approximately 3,000 gallons of water each time you water the average quarter-acre yard. That can cost over $6 each time you water your grass. You should be watering two times per week.
- Don’t water if it’s windy – If the wind speed is above 5 mph, much of the water will blow where it’s not needed and evaporate.
- Water at the right time – Don’t water between 10 AM and 6 PM. This reduces evaporation loss.
- Prioritize your watering – water trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals before grass.
- Raise your mower – set your blade at 3-4 inches high. This can help grass grow deeper roots and provide more shade to reduce evaporation loss.
- Get a rebate – rebates for smart irrigation controllers and low-flow toilets are available at utahwatersavers.com
- Convert unnecessary grass areas to waterwise landscapes – visit utahwatersavers.com for localscapes information and how to receive cash rewards.
Currently, the “Extreme Drought Watering Guide” is taking the place of the regular weekly lawn watering guide and focuses on “survival watering.” The guide is updated weekly and can be found here: https://conservewater.utah.gov/weekly-lawn-watering-guide