More Utah towns telling residents to stop wasting water

Jun 20 2013 - 2:28pm

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A number of Utah cities say they are trying to head off water shortages this early in summer.

Municipal officials are imposing restrictions on lawn and garden watering and car washing.

Many of the water-starved communities are in Utah County, where Lehi says it faces an extreme emergency.

Lehi is sending workers door-to-door to warn residents to stop using drinking water on their lawns.

Lehi Administrator Derek Todd says residents are wasting drinking water on their lawns because pressure is dropping on secondary-water systems.

A nearby community, Pleasant Grove, is threatening to back up round-the-clock water restrictions with fines in the hundreds of dollars.

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