Water Conservation

Water ConservationThe State of Georgia is facing one of the most severe droughts in history. Our rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many of our communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

Please be keep yourself informed of what you can do to help conserve water.

Water Conservation Survey for Builders

Metro Water District Additional Water Conservation Measures

The Metro Water District is considering adding additional water conservation measures to those in the existing Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan. This is in response to the federal court ruling that held that Lake Lanier is not authorized to be operated for water supply.

The Metro Water District is seeking public review and comment on the draft Additional Water Conservation Measures. The draft measures are attached to this email. The existing Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan can be found on the Metro Water District Web site at www.northgeorgiawater.org. The comment period is open from September 17, 2010 through October 22, 2010. Comments must be submitted in writing by the last day of the comment period to be considered.

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Mayor Eva Galambos' Letter on Water Conservation

Will the Atlanta area have sufficient water? This question is regularly asked in any regional planning sessions. The answer depends on many “ifs.”Will the water level of Lake Lanier rise to normal full pool?Will the courts allow the Atlanta region to rely on the lake for its water supply, or will the mussels in Appalachicola Bay have precedence over our water needs?Will we get sufficient rain?Will there be any new reservoirs to serve our metro region?

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Toilet Rebates and Water Conservation Kits

While most of us assume outside watering is our greatest water usage, actually it is toilet flushing that consumes the greatest percentage of water-35 percent of household water use. This fact presents us with the greatest possibility of conserving water by installing new commodes that need only 1.6-gallon per flush as opposed to the old ones consuming 3.5-7-gallons per flush. The retrofit program provides rebates to help finance this retrofit.

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