Updated March 31, 2023
Counties and municipalities can play an important role in water conservation through the ordinances they adopt. Water-wise ordinances and conservation plans are particularly vital for municipalities experiencing new development, those rooted in agriculture, and those facing periods of drought. Understanding federal and state water regulations is key to creating and implementing the right water-wise ordinances and conservation plans for your community.
For local municipalities in Utah that also serve as water providers, water conservation plans are mandated and regulated by the 2022 Water Conservation Act found in §73-10-32 of Utah State Code (as amended).
Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.