Level 2 Drought Response
A Level 2 Drought Response variance was granted by Georgia Environmental Protection Division for the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority. For customers in the service area of Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority, outdoor watering restrictions are in place. Click here for more information.
No Drought Response
No drought response level has been declared for the rest of the metro Atlanta region. However, conditions are dry, especially in the southern part of the region. Check out the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map. We encourage you to practice water conservation at home and at work, and check back weekly for updates.
Note that while the current U.S. Drought Monitor shows much of the region in drought this is not the same as “drought response level”. Drought response level is declared by Georgia Environmental Protection Division based on a variety of factors. It is the drought response level that may be accompanied by restrictions, depending on the level.
Georgia EPD and the Metro Water District encourage continued water conservation and water-saving habits and actions.
Georgians are still required to follow watering restrictions for non-drought outdoor water use as outlined in the Water Stewardship Act of 2010. This law allows all types of outdoor water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day.
We encourage citizens in the Metro Water District to visit My Drop Counts to learn more about how to conserve water and become more water efficient. If you’re interested in reducing your outdoor water use, or eliminating it altogether, join the Society of Intentionally Dry Lawns.
Water Conservation Tips
- Check for and repair leaks inside and outside the home
- Shorten showers and turn off water when shaving or brushing teeth
- Fill dishwashers and washing machines. Make sure there is a full load every time
- Replace older toilets with high-efficiency models. If your home was built before 1994, you may qualify for a toilet rebate
- Choose efficient appliances. Look for EPA WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products when shopping for new appliances and fixtures
- Scrape dishes before washing them. Avoid using the garbage disposal. It wastes a lot of water and can contribute to pipe clogs.
Find more conservation tips at My Drop Counts.