The number of requests from cities, towns and water companies for funding through the Utah Board of Water Resources during 1990 almost matches those received in the past two years from all sources, says Clark J. Wall, who was recently elected board vice chairman.

Wall, who lives in Venice, said the effects of Utah's drought conditions have greatly increased funding requests. The board helps finance such projects as dams, municipal and domestic water systems, dual water systems and agricultural projects.Wall said five south-central Utah counties have received more than $33 million in Utah Board of Water Resources funding. The counties and amounts received are Sanpete, $16.5 million; Millard, $9 million; Sevier, $4 million; Wayne, $3 million; and Piute, $600,000.