Every Drop Counts!
Did you know that one third of the world's population lives in areas of moderate to severe water shortage? And that, 25 years from now, the amount of water available to every individual on earth may be half of what it is today? In some areas of the world, the water available has already fallen to one tenth what it was in 1950. Or that of the three percent of Earth's water that is fresh, only a portion is easily accessible?
For five years of drought, Georgia residents also were concerned about having an adequate water supply. In many areas mandatory water restrictions have been lifted. But what about the future? Is there any way to minimize the impact of later water shortages? Yes -- by keeping in mind the principle: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
To conserve our water supply, Georgia has established outdoor water use restrictions. Restrictions may be imposed, eliminated, or changed at any time. Please be sure to contact the city, county, or state government to get current watering rules in your area.
For more information, go to the Drought in Georgia web site and read the following sections:
Additional restrictions* may be imposed by cities and counties.
Using water prudently in order to conserve it as much as possible requires our cooperation. How can we help? The following are some suggestions:
Each one of us can make a difference. Every drop of water saved counts!