Water Conservation

Water

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

EPA Water Sense Partner

Water efficiency and conservation are essential to protect the current and future water supply for Fulton County and our region. The Department of Public Works has a number of programs available to help customers save water and money including a rebate program to replace old toilets with new, high-efficiency models. For more information, check out this link where you’ll find eligibility info and a link to apply. 


RAIN BARREL PARTNERSHIP

Fulton County Public Works will be partnering with UGA Extension to host two Virtual Fall Planting Festivals in October, where participants will learn about the benefits of fall planting and will receive a rain barrel and installation kit. Both are free and open to all Fulton County residents, but pre-registration is required. On Saturday, October 24th, registered participants will pick up materials at the South Fulton Maintenance and Operations Center. Saturday, October 31st participants will pick up at the Water Resources Operations Center in Alpharetta.  Each event will include a Thursday evening Zoom webinar, followed by curbside pickup of barrels and installation kits on Saturday morning. Residents will receive installation instructions along with their kits, and can also click here for installation instructions or click here to watch our step-by-step installation video.

See event flyers for details and registration information.

 


HOUSEHOLD WATER CONSERVATION

The best method for determining whether you have a water leak in your home is to follow this four step procedure;

  1. Turn off all water around the house including outside spigots.
  2. Look at the leak indicator (triangle) on your meter register.
  3. If the leak indicator is moving, water is running somewhere in your system.
  4. Check all toilets and inside and outside faucets for leaks.

If you cannot account for the running water by sinks, toilet, faucets, humidifier, automatic ice maker or water softener, you have a leak, and further investigation is recommended. 90% of all leaks in residential plumbing systems are found in the toilet tank.

Here are some additional water conservation resources:
Water-Wise Landscape Guide:

Do-It-Yourself Household Water Assessment: