r Utah’s Division of Water Resources has hired Faye Rutishauser as the division’s new water conservation manager. Rutishauser is known for her aggressive and precise focus against water waste and has spent her more than 10-year career working in water conservation.
“As we get closer to reaching the 25 percent municipal and industrial water use reduction by 2025 goal set by the governor, we recognize that new goals will be needed. We feel that having a water conservation manager solely dedicated to helping us set and achieve new water conservation goals is vitally important,” said Eric Millis, UDWRe director.
Rutishauser worked for the Utah Division of Water Resources before working for Red Butte Gardens. She then started her own water-wise nursery, New Horizons Nursery, in 2009. She worked with businesses, municipalities and citizens, helping them create beautiful landscapes with the added benefit of water efficiency.
Rutishauser will take over water conservation management responsibilities from Water Conservation and Education Manager Eric Klotz. Water conservation was only one of Klotz’s responsibilities within the division, yet he was instrumental in Utah being projected to reach its goal much sooner than expected.