Water Conservation Workshop March 12

February 28, 2018

Save the Date

Monday, March 12, 2018

5:15 -  6:15pm 

Free & Open to Public

Sponsors: City of Moab, Water Conservation &  Drought Management  Advisory Board,  League of Women Voter's


Building upon Moab’s strong commitment to ensure the efficient and responsible use of our natural resources, the City will be hosting a Water Conservation Workshop aimed at lowering residential and business water use. Experts will be available to discuss trees and plant selection, irrigation techniques, Moab Area Water Partnership projects, water rates, green infrastructure, water right adjudication, local initiatives including the Bee-Inspired Gardens Group and the Community Water Challenge Contest, and Water Treatment Plant updates.

There are many benefits of water conservation for the City and the community, including:

  • Cultivate a conservation ethic
  • Demonstrate a commitment to resilience
  • Delay or avoid significant capital infrastructure costs
  • Support economic health and healthy economic growth
  • Enhance resilience during drought periods
  • Prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change
  • Provide water for other beneficial purposes such as ecosystem services, agriculture, recreation and beautification
  • Cultivate new and bolster existing community and statewide partnerships

We have identified key areas of opportunity for greater water efficiency. We believe these areas encompass a promising collection of activities that will benefit our community and support a more sustainable future. 

1. Business Water Audits. Through the new Green to Gold Business Sustainability Program, businesses and non-profits can request a free water audit to determine strategies to lower their water use.  Cultivate commercial water efficiency projects through tailored outreach and custom incentives. 

2. Promote and support greater outdoor water efficiency
Encourage water efficient landscape choices and proper outdoor watering that reflect our -arid region. Outdoor watering accounts for nearly 60 percent of total use during peak summer months.

3. Encourage greater integration of water efficiency into land use planning and building codes
Expand incentives and increase water efficiency requirements for newly developed and re-developed properties. 

4.  Engage community in methods to protect and understand their water rights.

5. Increase community water literacy
Educate the community about where our water comes from and how it is used. Cultivate a community that is knowledgeable about its natural resources and makes choices that support a more sustainable future.