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Water Conservation Mission Statement
Actively promote the wise, long term, and sustainable use of water resources through the following actions:
* Support our member cities' implementation of effective conservation measures;
* Adopt best management practices for water conservation at all District landscapes, properties, and facilities;
* Promote public education regarding water conservation;
* Consider and understand the implications of climate change to the District and its customers;
* Implement effective supply-side conservation measures;
• Effective long-term planning
• Aquifer Storage and Recovery
The District receives water supply from Little Cottonwood Canyon, Bell Canyon, the Provo River Project, Ontario Drain Tunnel, Little Dell Reservoir, and the Central Utah Project. Through the Provo River Project, the District is a shareholder of the Provo River Water Users Association. The Provo River Project includes the Salt Lake Aqueduct, Deer Creek Dam, Provo Reservoir Canal, and the Tranbasin Diversions. The Central Utah Project includes Jordanelle Reservoir, Jordan Aqueduct, and the Jordan Valley Water Treatment Plant.
Most of the water treated by the Little Cottonwood Water Treatment Plant and the Point of the Mountain Water Treatment Plant comes from Deer Creek Reservoir. When the reservoir is full, it contains 152,564 acre-feet of water. Of this amount, 61,700 acre-feet belong to the District in a normal water year.
The following table shows actual water received from the District's water sources in 2012, 2011, and 2010.
Demonstration Gardens are valuable resources in providing landscapers and homeowners with water wise ideas for their own gardens. Sego Lily Gardens, owned by Sandy City, is located at 1472 East Sego Lily Drive (10200 South). The Garden has on display more than 1,100 plant species and staff members are on hand to answer questions about irrigation systems, zoning, and landscaping. The Gardens are open seven days a week from spring through fall. For more information about Sego Lily Gardens, call 801-568-6087.
Greater Avenues Garden, owned by Salt Lake City, is the newest conservation garden in the valley. It is located at the intersection of Terrace Hills and 11th Avenue. This garden demonstrates waterwise landscapes and shows that with a little planning and preparation, we can grow beautiful gardens and use less water.
The Governor's Water Conservation Team strives to encourage water conservation at a statewide level and to establish a long term water conservation ethic among Utahns. The Team set the goal of reducing per capita water use by 25 percent by the year 2050, with the year 2000 as the starting point. The Team includes representatives from the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, State of Utah Division of Water Resources, Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, and Washington County Water Conservancy District. Monitoring done by the Utah Division of Water Resources shows that residents have reduced per capita water use by approximately 18 percent since the year 2000. To view the progress, click on the ULS report link.
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