water conservation http://kuer.org en Park City Native Plant Sale Aims to Reduce Water Consumption http://kuer.org/post/park-city-native-plant-sale-aims-reduce-water-consumption <p></p><p>The annual native plant sale takes place Saturday morning at Recycle Utah in Park City. Organizers say replacing that Kentucky bluegrass with Wasatch penstemon will help conserve water - an increasingly valuable resource in Utah.</p><p>Utah is the second largest consumer of water per person in the nation, and Utahns use about two-thirds of that water on lawns and landscapes.&nbsp; Executive Director of Park City Conservation Association Insa Riepen says that’s an irresponsible and unnecessary use of a valuable resource.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:36:38 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47774 at http://kuer.org Park City Native Plant Sale Aims to Reduce Water Consumption How Much Water is Your Sprinkler Wasting? http://kuer.org/post/how-much-water-your-sprinkler-wasting <p></p><p>Utah is the second largest consumer of water per person in the nation, but Utah State University Extension is offering a program to help people cut down on wasted water by getting a free sprinkler check.</p><p>According to USU, about two-thirds of water in private homes is used on lawns and landscapes. 40 percent of that water is wasted, says Molly Waters, the university’s water check program manager.</p><p>“Water is wasted in the landscape through things as simple as watering too long, or too frequently, to having major breaks that you don’t know about,” Waters says.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:09:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45947 at http://kuer.org How Much Water is Your Sprinkler Wasting? Conservation Central at Utah Water Summit http://kuer.org/post/conservation-central-utah-water-summit <p>Governor Gary Herbert has appointed a team of 37 water district managers, environmentalists, legislators and others to create a long-term strategy for water use and conservation in Utah. &nbsp;The announcement came during a water summit meeting held today at Utah Valley University.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:34:35 +0000 Dan Bammes 37498 at http://kuer.org Conservation Central at Utah Water Summit