It's Everywhere: Call it H20 or dihydrogen monoxide, we’re wasting too much of it.

written by: Glen Warchol

No. 1

Utah’s position as the most water-wasteful state. (Sorry, Aunt Bea.)

250 gallons

= the amount of water Utahns consume each day.

4 out of 5

gallons of Utah’s annual rainfall are sucked up by farms and ½ of that is lost to inefficient irrigation.


Godmother of Utah Water Conservation—beloved Gov. Olene Walker (aka “Aunt Bea”) called on Utahns to Slow-the-Flow.


=  agriculture’s paltry part of Utah’s modern economy.

3 Beautiful Acres:

Red Butte Arboretum’s Conservation Garden that will test and teach water-wise practices. And don’t miss the Annual Benefit Spring Plant Sale May 12-13, 300 Wakara Way, SLC,

10 years

Time it would take before even near-record snowpacks like this season would fill our drought-stricken reservoirs.

See more inside the 2017 May/June Issue.See more inside the 2017 May/June Issue.

Glen Warchol
Glen Warchol
The late, great Glen Warchol passed away in 2018. His last billet was on the editorial staff here at Salt Lake magazine but his storied career included stops at The Salt Lake Tribune, The Desert News, The New Times and others. His stories haunt this website like ghosts in a machine and we're always happy to see them. RIP Papa Warchol.

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