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City of Layton saves 193.3 million gallons of water

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks about difficulties faced by farmers and ranchers due to extreme drought at Roberts Family Farm on July 16 in Layton, Utah (photo: KSL TV)

LAYTON, Utah — Through continued conservation efforts, the City of Layton saved 193.3 million gallons of water during the month of August.

In August 2020, Layton used 752.2 million gallons of water. Based on the evapotranspiration
formula, it was expected the city would use 679.2 million gallons of water. However, the actual amount of water used last month was 485.9 million gallons of water. 

For the entire summer of 2021 (April through August), Layton used 423.5 million fewer gallons of water compared to the same time period in 2020.

“We are elated with these results,” said Steve Jackson, Layton City engineer in a press release. “It’s not just the savings from this summer. We have to remember what we don’t use now, remains in the bank for next year.”

Layton City Manager Alex Jensen said temperatures in August were cooler, and the area received rain. However, city residence did most of the work.

“In reviewing the numbers for the summer, the results demonstrate that our citizens’ conservation
measures were effective and successful,” Jensen said. “They deserve the credit for the largest percentage of
these savings. This year was a good illustration of what we can do as a community, and it is very important that we maintain these measures.”

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