Conservation Programs

These conservation programs are designed to ensure a sustainable water supply.

Conservation Garden Park
Conservation Garden Park The Garden showcases beautiful, waterwise landscapes ideal for northern Utah.
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Upcoming Events & Classes These events will teach you how to conserve water in a beautiful and lush landscape.
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Utah Water Savers Save water and get money. Check for rebates in your area.
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Localscapes "Localize" your yard to thrive in Utah's unique climate.

Water Conservation

Water is the driving force for healthy and sustainable economies, and conserving water conserves energy. By using this precious resource more wisely, we will provide for future needs while allowing for healthier, more sustainable living. Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District has a goal to reduce water use 25 percent by the year 2025. Thank you for your efforts in helping us reach this goal!

Utah Water Savers

Utah Water Savers

From rebates to free landscape consultations, utahwatersavers.com is helping Utahns save both money and water. Visit utahwatersavers.com today to create a free account and start saving! Most of the programs listed on this page are available.

Localscapes University Rewards

Localscapes University Rewards

Become a part of the landscaping movement spreading throughout Utah. If you've attended Localscapes University and are localizing your landscape, you may be eligible for some rewards! Create an account on utahwatersavers.com to see if you qualify.

Toilet Replacement

Toilet Replacement

Old toilets are a leading waster of water in Utah homes. If your toilet was installed before 1994 or uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, you could be eligible for a toilet replacement rebate. Create an account on utahwatersavers.com to see if you qualify.

Flip Your Strip

Flip Your Strip

Jordan Valley Water offers rebates of up to $1.25/sq ft to customers who convert their park strip from lawn to a water efficient design. Removing lawn from your park strip will save an estimated 5,000-8,000 gallons of water every year—for more information, free park strip designs, and to apply for a rebate, visit UtahWaterSavers.com.

Landscape Consultations

Landscape Consultations

Want to improve your existing landscape? Sign up for a free consultation on UtahWaterSavers.com to get expert advice about your watering practices, landscape, and sprinkler system. Consultations are available from participating water providers from May through October.

Landscape Leadership Grants

Landscape Leadership Grants

Jordan Valley Water is offering grants to businesses, institutions, builders, developers, and HOAs with highly visible landscaping projects that have potential for significant water savings. Projects must be located within the JVWCD service area, provide quantifiable water savings, and have high promotional appeal. For more information or to apply, click here.

Conservation Garden Park

Conservation Garden Park

Conservation Garden Park models the best use of water in Utah landscapes and empowers communities to make the most of our shared water resources. Jordan Valley Water’s Conservation Garden Park showcases landscapes suited for Utah’s unique climate that are not only beautiful and easier to maintain but are also designed to efficiently use water. Here you learn how simple changes can result in big water savings.

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Free Classes

Free Classes

A variety of community classes are held at the Conservation Garden Park ranging in topic from irrigation to vegetable gardening. These classes will teach you how to conserve water in a beautiful and lush landscape. Most are free but seating is limited. For a schedule of upcoming classes and to register online go to Conservation Garden Park Events.

School Field Trips

Field Trips

Conservation Garden Park offers free field trips for all grades in Salt Lake County. Field trips last about an hour and involve moving through various garden exhibits about waterwise plant adaptations, soil properties, the water cycle, irrigation methods, and water in Utah. School bus reimbursement is available to schools within Salt Lake County. Schedule a field trip by calling 801-256-4400.

Slow The Flow

Slow The Flow

Slow the Flow is an education campaign funded by Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District and several other water agencies from around the state. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of state conservation goals, empower people to make water-saving changes to homes and landscapes, and to connect Utahns to available tools and resources for water conservation.

QWEL Workshops for Landscape Professionals

QWEL

The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper program (QWEL) offers training for local landscape professionals and provides graduates with knowledge in water efficient and sustainable landscape practices including water management and preservation of other valuable resources. To become QWEL certified, 20 hours of training in QWEL classes must be completed, after which an exam must be passed. The program is currently offered in Salt Lake and Iron Counties.

QWEL Utah Website

Member Agency Assistance Program

Grant

Jordan Valley Water provides grants to member agencies for conservation-related projects. Interested member agencies apply with a proposal outlining their project, including costs and anticipated potential water savings to be achieved as a result of their project. Previously funded projects include rebate programs, public education, and demonstration gardens.

More about the Member Agency Grant Assistance Program

Model Water-Efficient Landscape Ordinance

Model

Landscape ordinances are an important step in encouraging and promoting proper design, installation, and maintenance of waterwise landscapes. Four member agencies (listed below) have already adopted Jordan Valley Water's Model Water-efficient Landscape Ordinance. Conservation staff continues to work with other member agencies as well as Salt Lake County, in the design and implementation of ordinances for commercial and residential development.

JVWCD Model Landscape Ordinance Adoptions:

  • Salt Lake County
  • Sandy City
  • City of South Jordan
  • West Valley City
  • West Jordan City

View Commercial Model Ordinance