Water Supply and Conservation Plan
Water conservation is a critical element in meeting the water supply needs within the Metro Water District, today and in the future. The Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan is instrumental in making water conservation a priority in north Georgia. It details strategies for intensive water demand management and aggressive water conservation in our region.
Since the adoption of the 2003 Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan, total water use has dropped by more than 10 percent despite a 1.3 million increase in population. In fact, Metro Atlanta’s regional per capita water use is lower in Metro Atlanta than in Tallahassee, Tampa, Birmingham and Montgomery.
Did You Know?
Toilet Rebate Program Saves 2.2 Million Gallons of Water Per Day
In partnership with the Metro Water District, water providers have offered toilet rebate programs to single-family and multi-family residential customers who own properties built before 1993. Through this effort, more than 145,000 toilets have been replaced, saving 2.4 million gallons per day.
Conservation Pricing Contributes to Regional Decline in Per Capita Water Use
One hundred percent of Metro Water District water providers have implemented a multi-tiered conservation rate structure for single-family residents. Residential rates increase with greater consumption in order to encourage conservation among residents.
Car Wash Recycling Reduces Facility Water Use by 50 Percent
Local governments have adopted an ordinance requiring all new drive-through car washes to recycle water, reducing facility water use by 50 percent.