Water Conservation at Home (PDF, 95KB)
Georgia's water resources are facing threats on several fronts. High growth rates are putting extra pressure on an already limited water supply. Saltwater intrusion threatens the Upper Floridan Aquifer, coastal Georgia's water supply. In the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa river systems, future water withdrawals will be limited by the water allocation formula between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
To ensure sufficient water supplies for present and future generations, we must use this precious resource wisely. Effective water demand management can increase the life of existing raw water supplies, minimize the impact of drought, and postpone infrastructure development.
Industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) water use can have a significant effect on local water demands. In addition to the environmental benefits, water efficiency programs can reduce costs and increase the profitability of a business through:
Furthermore, as water quality regulations become stricter and the cost of water increases, organizations that use water more efficiently will gain a competitive edge.
Sustainability Division's staff can assist you with your water efficiency efforts. The following free, confidential services are
Managing a Water-wise Landscape (PDF, 1.39MB)
Water Saving Tips When Planning a New Landscape (PDF, 1.59MB)
Xeriscape: Seven Steps to a Water-wise Landscape (PDF, 1.56MB)
Please contact one of our engineers at (404) 651-5120 if you need assistance with one of the calculators.
Reidsville State Prison Success Story (PDF, 476KB)
Wellstar Health System - Support Service Laundry (PDF, 18KB)
Saved Water = Saved $$ at Mount Vernon Mills(PDF, 527KB)
Georgia Drought - University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Global Environmental Management Initiative's (GEMI) New Water Sustainability Tool
North Carolina Water Efficiency Manual for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Facilities http://www.p2pays.org/ref/01/00692.pdf)
Water Wiser - The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse, sponsored by the American Water Works Association
WaterSmart - Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority's Tips for Water Efficient Landscaping