Water Conditions in Washington County

Our water conditions have significantly improved this year compared to last year.  Snowpack was 139 percent of normal compared to 38 percent in 2015 and seasonal precipitation (October to April) was 105 percent of average compared to 60 percent in 2015.  Storage in our reservoirs is up as well as stream flows in the Virgin River.

Higher than average precipitation has reduced the demand for outdoor watering, saving approximately 60 million gallons of water in the first quarter of 2016.  Residents are waiting to turn on their irrigation system and turning them off when it rains.  Reducing or eliminating outdoor watering cycles is one of the most effective practices home and business owners can implement to save water.

Good job, you water-savvy residents.