FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SOUTH JORDAN, UT – August 2, 2023 – The City of South Jordan recently completed a transformation of the grounds around City Hall to water-wise landscaping.
“We want to be part of the water-wise solution,” said City Manager Dustin Lewis. “We’ve made a long-term commitment to being a leader in the way people can conserve water, and transforming the landscaping around City Hall is one of many steps we are taking as we move forward.”
South Jordan transformed the landscaping around the public works building in 2022, which like the City Hall project, included removal of underutilized grass areas, installing water-wise plants, and replacing pop-up sprinklers with driplines. City staff completed the work at both project locations.
“We are proud of the work we’ve done to set an example for water conservation in the state of Utah, and we’re fortunate to have such talented staff who can do the work of converting our landscaping, saving the City money in the process,” said South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey.
South Jordan was approved for American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds for the City Hall project and for converting the park strips on 2700 West from approximately 9400 South to Horseshoe Circle (approximately 10000 South).
South Jordan also has a robust water-wise rebate program for its residents and boasts having one of the first comprehensive water conservation programs in the State. The program is designed to help residents conserve water by offering rebates for water-wise fixtures and landscaping, as well as a $20 credit on water bills for residents who sign up for the customer water portal. The portal allows residents to monitor their water consumption, set goals, and detect leaks, making it easier for them to conserve water.
The City was the first city to win Utah’s Water Efficiency Award as a leader among municipalities in the effort to create a drought resilient state.
“In South Jordan, we are steadfastly dedicated to building a better future,” Mayor Ramsey said. “One step towards that goal is our commitment to sustainability and securing our water supply. It is with great pride that we receive recognition for our efforts in this regard.”
The full list of South Jordan’s water-wise rebates is available at watersmartsojo.org.
South Jordan City follows the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District’s watering guidelines.
South Jordan is proud to be named the #1 Best Zoom Town in the U.S. by Smart Asset in 2023. We are honored to be chosen by USA Today, for being chosen as one of the Top 50 Best Cities in America to Live In in 2017, with the highest ranking of any city in the state, and to have South Jordan’s Daybreak Community named the Best Place in America to Retire, by Where to Retire Magazine.