Written by IAPMO 6:05 pm Industry News, Plumbing News

Washington County’s New Water Conservation Boss Looks to Tackle Turf

UTAH—In Utah, the Washington County Water Conservancy District employed Doug Bennett, who previously oversaw conservation measures for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, to tackle water savings in the region. One of Bennett’s key focuses in his new position is decreasing the amount of nonfunctional turf that can use large amounts of water and is mostly decorative. Bennett would like to see residents replace nonfunctional turfgrass with native and drought-tolerant plants that can withstand Utah’s drier weather. The Utah State Legislature has also allocated over $100 million for conservation efforts in Southern Utah. Click for the Fox13 New Story


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Last modified: May 24, 2023