Water Conservation Program
Water Rates that Encourage Conservation
For over a decade the state has had an increased focus on water resource management. In 2006 the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District required that all local utilities adopt a tiered conservation rate, with the primary goal to reduce discretionary water use.
Paulding County adopted a tiered water rate for residential customers, charging the lowest rate for non-discretionary water use, with the rate per 1,000 gallons increasing as consumption increases. Currently Paulding County Water System has a 3 tier water rate. Customers are only billed at the higher rate for the use that falls within the higher tier.
- Tier One (0 to 8,000 gals) - $8.23 per thousand
- Tier Two (8,001 to 16,000 gals) - $9.05 per thousand
- Tier Three (above 16,000 gals) - $9.89 per thousand
- Base Rate - $6
Example: 6,000 gals of usage - $55.38
The Water System has several programs available to help you save water:
- Free Low-Flow Fixtures Conversion Kits, which include:
- Additional water conservation information
- New low-flow shower head
- Three low-flow faucet aerators for kitchens and bathrooms
- Toilet water saver
- Toilet leak detection tablets
You can pick one up at our customer service office.
- Low-Flow Toilet Rebate Program which offers a $50 rebate on toilet replacements in homes built prior to 1993
- For a complete description of the program, please view Low Flow Rebate Program (PDF)
Paulding County uses a Three-tiered conservation rate structure to promote conservation, our rates increase the volumetric costs with increased usage
- For a description of the new rate structure, please view Water Rate Increase Information (PDF)
Are you looking for a way to save water in your resident or business?
Check out the 40 Gallon Challenge
The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call for residents and businesses to reduce our region's water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation.
The 40 Gallon Challenge encourages people to save a minimum of 40 gallons a day by adopting new water-saving techniques. The pledge card outlines water-saving practices and the daily water-savings to expect. You can use the pledge to review the water-saving practices that you or your family currently puts to use. By pledging new practices, you will see the total daily savings expected for your household.
The 40 Gallon Challenge also provides maps and charts to see pledge activities in your state and across the United States.
I took the 40 Gallon Challenge and pledged to save X gallons of water daily for Georgia. How much water will you save? Visit the challenge website.
Water Conservation literature for the home and workplace is available below or at the Water System Office at:
3844 Atlanta Hwy
Hiram, GA 30141
* Do It Yourself! Household Water Assessment (PDF)
* Water-Wise Landscape Guide (PDF) for the Georgia Piedmont
* Landscape Irrigation Watering Guide (PDF)
* WaterSense New Homes (PDF)