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NON- DROUGHT Washington County Level 1 Drought Response

 

Water Restrictions

 

As a result of recent rainfall and improving conditions, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ending its Level 1 Drought Response in 103 Georgia counties to include Washington County.  The decision means that almost all Georgians will return to a non-drought outdoor water use schedule.

 

EPD encourages all Georgians to follow the non-drought outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010.  It is in effect statewide and limits outdoor water use year-round to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington County  Level 1 Drought Response
 
Washington County remains in a Level 1 drought response. A Level 1 Drought Response requires water utilities to educate customers about drought conditions and the need to conserve water. There are currently no odd-even restrictions on outdoor water use, but residents should take steps to conserve water and are reminded to abide by the state’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions, which limits outdoor watering to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. 
 
Ways to Conserve Water:
 
•         Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip.
•         Promptly repair any leaks in and around your taps. (One leak can waste several thousand gallons of water per year.)
•         When hand-washing dishes, never run water continuously. Wash dishes in a partially filled sink and then rinse them using the spray attachment on your tap.
•         When brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you are actually brushing. Use short burst of water for cleaning your brush. (This saves about 80% of the water normally used.)
•         When washing or shaving, partially fill the sink and use that water rather than running the tap continuously. (This save about 60% of the water normally used.) Use short burst of water to clean razors.
•         You can reduce water usage by 40% to 50% by installing low-flush toilets.
 
Watering Which is Exempt:
 
     For example, the following activities may be done at any time of day under a Level 1 Drought Response:
 
Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation;
Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day; and
Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.

Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 21, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Dec 31, 2019

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Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 9, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Aug 9, 2019

Recycling Customers

Due to the absence of a recycling vendor the City of Sandersville is discontinuing the recycling program at this time.  Please place empty green recycle containers at the curbside for pickup on Wednesday, November 6th.  We appreciate your patronage. In 2020 we will work to find a vendor to continue this service


Posted by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 23, 2019
Last Modified by: Kandice Hartley on Oct 30, 2019