Experts offer tips to save water — and money — this summer

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  • wer South Jordan, UT
    June 8, 2013 7:49 p.m.

    While I applaud the writer's research on this important topic, I felt it was written for a different location than Utah. A number of viable sources were quoted but not one from Utah. Since this is the second driest state in the US,it seems to me that getting appropriate information from local or regional sources would have been more helpful. (I am sure the folks in Washington, New Jersey,Pennsylvania, would have found the information interesting.)

    I think we all would have benefited from expert advice saving water usage, especially on landscaping. Probably 75% of all water usage now is residential, and it would be wise to have a list of things to help property owners to be more knowledgeable in preserving this precious resource. While using the fast cycle on our washing machines could save some water, that is only a drop in the bucket compared to switching to drip systems in our lawns, watering infrequently and deeply during the coolest times of the day, checking sprinkler components frequently, would help reduce "car washes" and runoffs every day in many neighborhoods.