Utah Division of Water Resources Introduces a Way to Report “Water Wins”

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Utah Division of Water Resources Introduces a Way to Report “Water Wins”

Published 05-17-23

SALT LAKE CITY (May 17, 2023) – The Utah Division of Water Resources has announced the launch of a new online form where residents can submit “Water Wins,” or waterwise actions they’ve noticed in their communities. These water-saving actions could include waterwise landscaping, creative water re-use or major upgrades in commercial water systems.

The division has been highlighting waterwise actions in Utah through their “Wednesday Water Win” posts on social media for several months now. These posts serve as virtual high-fives to cities, businesses, government entities, residents and anyone else who goes above and beyond to take impactful and creative water conservation actions. Shelby Ericksen, the conservation manager for the Utah Division of Water Resources, believes that these efforts are crucial in order for semi-arid Utah to maintain a resilient water supply.

“We’re excited to offer this new way for Utah residents to share their Water Wins with us,” said Ericksen. “We know that people are doing great things to conserve water in their communities, and we want to recognize and celebrate those efforts.”

The online form can be accessed on the conservation portion of the division’s site at conservewater.utah.gov/report-water-waste-wins/. The division encourages residents to submit as many Water Wins as they can and to spread the word to their friends and neighbors.

“We believe that sharing these Water Wins will inspire others to take similar actions in their own communities,” said Ericksen. “Together, we can make a real difference in Utah’s water future.”

The Utah Division of Water Resources is responsible for planning, developing, and managing Utah’s water resources. The division works with local entities to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply for Utah’s growing population.

For more information, contact Michael Sanchez, public information officer, at 385-226-8967 or email msanchez@utah.gov.

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