CONSERVE OUR WATER SUPPLIES DURING LEVEL 1 DROUGHT RESPONSE

We had record breaking temperatures and below-normal precipitation in September.    In fact, it’s been so dry that here in the City of Dallas, we are experiencing moderate/severe drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On Friday, October 18, 2019 the Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 1 Drought Response.

Georgia’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions allow outdoor watering during the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs, with certain limited exceptions.

Water only as needed! Remember: In the winter months, outdoor plants need less water.  Water when plants show signs of distress (curling, wilting, graying foliage).

Here are some things all of us can do to reduce our water use:

  • Regularly check for and fix leaks inside and outside your business and home.
  • Take shorter showers and turn off water when shaving or brushing teeth.
  • Run dishwashers and washing machines only when you have full loads.

For more information contact your water supplier:

Paulding County Water System: 770-222-6868

City of Dallas:  770-443-8110

City of Hiram:  770-943-3726

Date of Release: October 21, 2019

 

More Information: Water Conservation