News Flash


Posted on: June 21, 2022

City Plants Water-wise Xeriscape Arboretum

sunset over the fishing ponds in south jordan

South Jordan offers a robust water conservation program, including having a full-time dedicated water conservation coordinator, rebates for taking out your turf as well as replacing home fixtures with water-conserving ones. Using that program, residents saved thousands of gallons of water. While our residents are doing an amazing job at conserving water and taking advantage of the programs we offer, we've had people ask, what is the City doing?

What is the City doing to conserve water?

The City has multiple efforts in the works to conserve water for the long run. Here are a few highlights of ongoing and new programs.

  • Planting a Xeriscape Arboretum: On the east side of Midas Pond is a large area originally comprised of open space grass. Within this area, the Parks Department developed a xeriscape arboretum, equipped with a walking path and a large sampling of water-wise trees. Ultimately, each tree will be labeled, and this will serve as a resource for residents to identify water-wise trees that will work in their personal landscape. The project was partially funded by the Utah Division of Natural Resources and the United States Forest Service.
  • Park strip Master Plan: The Parks Department is working with a consulting firm to inventory all City-owned park strips to identify which ones can be converted from grass to low water use areas. We firmly believe in the value of water conservation and are working diligently to conserve water wherever there is opportunity. 
  • Park Landscape Redesign Effort: Recently, the Parks Department conducted a walkthrough of all park assets within the City to identify areas where non-essential turf grass could be converted to water-wise landscaping. The result is a multi-year effort to conserve water by removing turf grass and overhead irrigation in key park areas.
  • Public Works Building Landscaping: We removed turf grass and pop-up sprayers around the building and replaced it with driplines and water-wise plants.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

August Focus Newsletter

Focus Newsletter August 2022

Posted on: July 27, 2022
July Focus

Focus Newsletter July 2022

Posted on: July 7, 2022
bingham creek park under construction

Bingham Creek Regional Park Update

Posted on: June 21, 2022
June Focus Newsletter

Focus Newsletter June 2022

Posted on: June 7, 2022
rock mulch park strip with water-wise plants

Conserving Water in South Jordan

Posted on: May 9, 2022
focus newsletter summerfest stilt wakers

Focus Newsletter May 2022

Posted on: May 4, 2022
Google Fiber Announcement "Coming Soon"

Google Fiber Construction Starts Soon

Posted on: April 19, 2022
person golfing at the mulligans driving range

Come to Mulligans This Season

Posted on: April 4, 2022
focus newsletter baseball fields

Focus Newsletter April 2022

Posted on: April 4, 2022
City Park Playground 2

Tax Education 101 - Parks

Posted on: April 4, 2022
Construction on overpass located at Bangerter Highway and South Jordan Parkway

South Jordan Construction Update

Posted on: March 1, 2022
focus newsletter bridge under construction

Focus Newsletter March 2022

Posted on: March 1, 2022
South Jordan City Hall

How Budgeting Works in South Jordan

Posted on: February 1, 2022