Many in Utah think of Las Vegas as a colony of water waste. Fountains, swimming pools, golf courses and lawns come to mind. While those things exist, they are not as widespread as they once were – nor as profligate. Today, Southern Nevada, with a small share of the Colorado River and limited groundwater, is an emblem of responsible water use. Southern Utah is not. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
-Written by Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network.