Gwinnett County officials are urging residents to conserve water during current drought conditions.
According to a press release, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting that by mid-October Lake Lanier’s water level will drop below 1060 feet, which is more than 10 feet below full pool.
“Residents need to be aware that we are in another drought and remember how important it is to save water since we don’t know just how much rain we’ll get this winter,” said Lynn Smarr, acting Water Resources director.
Officials are reminding residents that single-family homeowners can take advantage of the department’s toilet rebate program, which provides up to two $100 rebates per residence for homes built before 1993. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, multifamily residences will also be eligible to receive the credit as long as funds last.
The Gwinnett County Water Department is offering a free water conservation workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration auditorium. The workshop will show residents how to increase the water efficiency of their homes. Residents can send an e-mail to email@example.com to register for the workshop. Attendees will receive a low-flow retrofit kit for showers and faucets, an outdoor water efficiency kit and a do-it-yourself home water audit guide.
Homeowners also may pick up the kits from the customer service counter at Water Resources’ Central Facility located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.