SALT LAKE CITY — Watch out: A water fight is about to break out between Utah’s institutions of higher education.
The Utah Division of Water Resources is holding its fourth annual H2Oath: Utah’s Water-Wise Pledge competition among Utah’s colleges and universities.
Also known as the “H2Oath: Water War,” the competition raises awareness for water-wise behavior. The school that gets the most students, faculty, alumni and fans to take the online oath before Sunday, Oct. 20, wins a $5,000 grant to be awarded to the department or program most closely related to water conservation. The oath can be found at water.utah.gov/H2Oath.
“We want to see which school has the most water-wise fans, and this is a fun way to find out,” Todd Adams, deputy director of the division, said in a statement.
Oath takers are asked to commit to nine simple water-wise practices, including watering no more than what the division’s Weekly Lawn Watering Guide recommends, which is posted during the irrigation season on the division’s Facebook page or SlowTheFlow.org.
Participants can let their friends know via social media when they take the H2Oath, using the hashtags #H2Oath #WaterWar. Participants are also encouraged to tag the school they selected.
The Utah Division of Water Resources launched “H2Oath: Utah’s Water-Wise Pledge” in 2016 to encourage practical and efficient water conservation efforts by families, businesses, cities, government agencies and statewide organizations.