- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering state facilities to stop watering lawns and landscapes during midday hours amid drought conditions.

Herbert signed an executive order Wednesday prohibiting watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The state will also take other steps to save water, including upgrading irrigation systems, adding leak-detection devices and replacing inefficient plumbing.

Herbert says people in Utah need to do conserve the water supply, including state government.

The order comes after a winter with some of the state’s highest recorded temperatures and lowest snowfall.

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