County still in Level 2 drought responseMarch 16, 2017
Despite the recent rainfall, Gwinnett County remains in the Level 2 Drought Response that was declared in November. Lake Lanier is a large reservoir, fed by smaller streams that have been slow to recover from the drought. As a result, Lake Lanier has been slow to refill and is currently 10 feet below full pool.
The drought response declared by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division put in place a number of outdoor watering restrictions for washing streets, sidewalks, and driveways; decorative uses, such as fountains and waterfalls; non-commercial pressure washing; fundraising car washes; and non-commercial washing of vehicles.
For planting, growing, managing, or maintaining groundcover, trees, or shrubs, watering with an irrigation or sprinkler system is allowed on the following schedule:
Water Resources encourages residents to make water conservation a priority. Individual actions can collectively add up to big water savings. Ways to save water include:
Water Resources also provides leak detection and low-flow home retrofit kits to help residents conserve water. Both kits are available at the Customer Care counter located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville during normal business hours.
For more information, including conservation tips and frequently asked questions about watering restrictions, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.