Great Salt Lake

Podcast: Protecting and Preserving Utah Water Sources

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 4 Episode 29)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.



This episode features a conversation between Stephaine Duer, water conservation manager at the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Utah is experiencing its worst drought in over 1,200 years, and how Utah manages its limited water supply will impact the state’s future.

In this episode, Duer shares valuable lessons learned over two decades at the forefront of Utah’s complex water matters. She also shares her multi-year experience working on Gov. Herbert’s state water conservation strategy as the only municipal representative on the task force. Duer talks about how the statewide drought impacts her work and provides tips to conserve water (hint: use less). She also discusses the difference between residential and commercial water usage, the Utah water savers initiative, Salt Lake City’s native water conservation demonstration garden, and much more.

If you’d like to contact Stephanie Duer, you can reach her at or 801-483-6860.