Utah’s Washington County can now obtain federal funding to improve irrigation and boost water savings after the Bureau of Reclamation’s recent finding of no significant Impact (FONSI) decision for the initiative’s final environmental assessment (EA).
Specifically, the county’s water conservancy district (WCWCD) is on track to pursue WaterSMART small-scale water efficiency programs. Such projects range from flow measurement to construction improvements and regional incentives for water savings, a bureau release said.
WCWCD will utilize grant money allotted from the bureau to motivate consumers to use water more efficiently by offering a rebate for installing water saving devices in irrigation systems and commercial, industrial and institutional locations.
“The FONSI and final EA were prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act,” the bureau release said.