Water Conservation / Drought

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As of January 02, 2020 the water ban has been lifted.

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.

More water conservation information is available at the Environmental Protection Division website and the North Georgia Water website.


  • Keep garage doors closed.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to your inside pipes.
  • Let the cold water drip from a faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature during day and night.
  • Seal up cracks and holes.
  • If you go out of town, leave the temperature no lower than 55 degrees.
  • Remove all outdoor hoses and drain, cover your spigots.

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