On our planet, water
is continuously recycled through the water cycle. The water that you use today
will eventually rejoin the hydrologic cycle and be used again. However, this
does not mean that water is always available in sufficient supply when and where
it is needed. As populations grow and agricultural needs increase, so does the
demand for water. Although water on earth seems limitless, rivers and lakes
that supply surface water for human uses only make up about 0.007 percent of
the world’s water!
Lake Sidney Lanier is
our only water source in Gwinnett County. The lake also serves as a flood
control measure, is used to augment downstream river flows, and is a major
recreational site for our region and beyond. Gwinnett was one of the nation’s
fastest growing counties during the 1970s and 1980s, and though the rate of
growth has slowed, we are still growing. With more than 800,000 residents using
water resources each day, conservation efforts remain more important than ever.
Efficient water management is the solution to water sustainability. Lake Lanier
is a vital part of the quality of life in Gwinnett and water conservation can
help continue that quality of life now and for future generations.
Department of Water Resources is
your community partner and
resource for water conservation. If you
have questions or need more information about any of the conservation topics
covered on our website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.376.6722.
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