St. George, Utah — According to city officials, residents conserved millions of gallons of water over the summer in the midst of Utah’s historic drought, but St. George Mayor Michele Randall said they have much more to do.
According to the City of St. George, between June 1 and Sept. 30, St. George water customers cut use by 8.22%, or 362 million gallons as compared to the same time frame in 2020.
Secondary water use also dropped. The city reported 63 million gallons in savings for outdoor water use or a 12.73% drop.
“I would like to applaud all those who have stepped up to conserve water,” Mayor Randall said in a statement on Thursday. “This doesn’t mean our water challenges are over; we must stay on this course. However, it is a great first step in our efforts to help secure a bright water future in St. George.”
Mayor Randall has become increasingly aggressive in the drought, about water conservation in the desert resort community.
Randall called for a review of all city ordinances with an eye toward water conservation, removing turf, halting any future golf courses, and has even called out churches for having lush lawns that no one uses.
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