Gov. Cox bans fireworks on all state, unincorporated land; further restricts water use at state facilities

Gov. Spencer J. Cox. File photo:

UTAH, June 8, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday issued an executive order restricting water use at state facilities, and he announced a prohibition on fireworks for all state and unincorporated lands.

“All indicators show this could be the worst drought year on record,” Cox said in a prepared statement. “Utah state government is leading the way by cutting back on water use at all state facilities, but all of us — from private businesses to local governments to individuals — need to conserve water now more than ever.”

Cox announced Executive Order 2021-10, which requires lawn watering at some state facilities to be reduced to two days per week. A previous order allowed three days per week.

He also announced that the State Forester and the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands issued an order banning fireworks on all state and unincorporated private lands. This order is effective today, Tuesday. The same goes for SITLA lands: No fireworks will be allowed on SITLA lands this summer.

The executive order regarding water use at state buildings appears below.

EO 2021-June water conservation


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