In early March 2017, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division eased outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties, including Clayton County, after winter rains brought relief to our drought-ridden area.
CCWA customers should follow the state’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions that limit outdoor watering to the hours of before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. each day, to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. Certain limited exceptions are set forth in the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act. It’s important to note that dry periods are part of the normal weather cycle. We don’t know how long this drought may last, so we all need to do our part to conserve.
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CCWA implemented a comprehensive, system-wide Leak Detection program in the early 2000’s that has saved millions of gallons of water each year. We also use constructed treatment wetlands to provide a truly sustainable water supply for our community. These wetlands enable us to return close to 14 million gallons of water per day to our reservoirs.