Some northern Utah communities are looking at implementing water restrictions due to the lack of rain and snowfall this season.
Restrictions are nothing new for residents in the southern part of the state. In Blanding home owners brag about their brown lawns, but for northern Utahns, it may feel sinful.
“Outside of Utah, lawns are not so much a religion like they are here," said Taun Beddes, Utah County Horticulture Extension Agent with Utah State University. "And even though we live in a desert, up until fairly recently, we’ve usually had plenty of water resources. And outside of the intermountain west, especially, it’s perfectly acceptable for a lawn to brown out in the summer somewhat.”