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Residents urged to conserve water
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has declared a Level 1 Drought Response in 103 counties, including Oconee, in response to worsening drought conditions across much of the state. The Level 1 Drought Response requires public water utilities to provide information to help water customers understand drought, its impact on water supplies, and the need for conservation.
As part of its public information campaign, Oconee County Water Resources has created a section on the Oconee County website dedicated to drought and conservation information, which can be viewed at www.oconeecounty.com/conserve. Information and updates will also be provided via the county’s social media channels.
Oconee County Water Resources suggests the following actions to conserve this vital resource:
“While it is always important to be mindful of water conservation, it is critical during this drought period to take extra precautions,” says Water Resources Director Tim Durham. “Oconee County Water Resources is committed to being a good steward of this precious resource, and we encourage others to join us in conserving water during this time. The steps that we take individually add up, and together we can make a tremendous impact.”
As a reminder, the outdoor water use schedule outlined in the Water Stewardship Act of 2010, which limits most outdoor water use to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m., remains in effect.
For more information about Oconee County Water Resources, visit www.oconeecounty.com/water.