TULARE, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Barley sprouts from Simply Country fodder growing trays are exhibited on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, California. As California moves into its fourth year of historic drought that caused farmers to leave hundreds of thousands of acres of cropland fallow last year, forced some well water-dependent communities to go dry, stressed wildlife and heightened political tensions surrounding water issues, farmers are attending the largest ever World Ag Expo. The expo is the biggest of its kind, attracting an estimated 100,000 visitors from 70 countries to view cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment at 1,500 exhibits spread across a 2.6 million-square-foot of exhibit area. It is held in one of the most important food producing areas of the nation. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Cities across Northern Utah rally together to help conserve water

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NORTH UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Five cities across northern Utah County have teamed up to ask residents and businesses to help conserve water.

To do this, officials are asking residents and businesses to delay watering their lawns until May 1. The cities included in this effort are Lehi, Highland, American Fork, Cedar Hills, and Pleasant Grove.

For many of these cities, officials say pressurized irrigation is typically made available to the public on or around April 15 every year.

This request comes after Governor Cox’s Executive Order declaring all of Utah in a state of emergency due to drought conditions.

The order states that “100% of Utah is in the moderate drought category and 90% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.”

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