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Posted on: October 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Georgia Department of Natural Resources Issued a Level 1 Drought Response


Recently the Georgia Department of Natural Resources- Environmental Protection Division issued a Level 1 Drought Response for 53 counties in Georgia. “North Georgia has had a hot, dry summer and the fall season is historically a dry time of the year,” said State Climatologist Bill Murphey. “Current drought conditions are likely to continue through the fall season, although tropical activity and rain-producing systems can provide beneficial rainfall.”

Steps Norcross Residents Can Take to Conserve Water: It’s important to note that dry periods are part of the normal weather cycle. The length of drought is unknown, all need to do their part to conserve. As a reminder, here are some ways Norcross residents can save water:

Reduce your shower by 2 minutes and you can save 5 gallons per shower.

Turn off the water while you shave or brush your teeth and you can save at least 100 gallons a week.

Water lawns and outdoor plants only between 4pm. and 10am.

Do FULL loads of laundry. Cutting back one load of laundry can save up to 45 gallons per load.

Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Find more conservation tips at My Drop Counts (

My Drop Counts Water Conservation Brochure
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