In 2000, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority initiated waterSmart, a water conservation campaign focused on saving water, time and money.
We partner with likeminded organizations to provide community outreach through local schools, the media and online.
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District has put together a household water audit to show where water-saving improvements can be made.
There are simple ways you can cut water usage in and around your home:
- When on the market for a new appliances, be sure to research high-efficiency models; this will lower the cost of water and sewer bills significantly
- Remember to set up an appliance maintenance check-up every 3-4 years to ensure the performance efficiency
- Check your showerhead for drips or leaks and replace washers, and fix leaks immediately: a small drip can result in up to 15 gallons of water a day or 105 gallons a week
in wasted water, which adds up to more than 5,000 gallons of wasted water a year
- Choose plants that are native to your area, are drought resistant and thrive in your local environment; *Note - native plants will not always be the most drought resistant
- Raise your mower blade and cut grass higher to encourage deeper rooting, increase turf survival during drought and reduce water demand
- Water at night or in the early morning hours from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. to maximize effectiveness and prevent water loss from evaporation in the heat of the day; visit waterSmart's Homepage
for state-mandated watering restrictions
For a complete list of indoor and outdoor conservation tips, please visit: