Inside what the Church of Jesus Christ is doing to save water and the Great Salt Lake

By Tad Walch
Deseret News
March 19, 2023

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and other state officials offer thanks, address how to solve the problem.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is implementing a comprehensive plan for reducing its water consumption and may be able to provide more to help the Great Salt Lake, a church leader said Friday at the 28th annual Wallace Stegner Symposium, which focused this year on the lake’s crisis.

A study is taking place of all of our water assets to see which ones perhaps we’re not using and which ones we could do without even if we are using them,” said Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. “I would be surprised if this is the last donation or participation of the church in this effort.”

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