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Athens-Clarke County, Water Conservation Division

Water Conservation Office
Athens-Clarke County hopes to increase the life span of its water system facilities beyond 2050 with an aggressive Water Conservation Program. This effort can help control costs and minimize rate increases as our community continues to grow and change.

The Water Conservation Office promotes a culture a conservation by

  • Developing a sustainable education outreach program focused on water conservation for students (k-12) in Athens-Clarke County,
  • Protecting our source waters,
  • Increasing our visibility in the community through family friendly events, visiting schools, hosting events, and active participation in the community,
  • Providing water conservation strategies and devices to maintain wise water use practices, and
  • Working to develop a culture of water conservation at the state and regional level.

Water System Efficiency
The Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department is working hard to save water before it reaches our customers.  We work every day to improve the efficiency of our system to keep operating costs down and preserve our precious water resource.

Outreach and Education
The Water Conservation Office plans and implements a variety of programs to educate citizens and promote water conservation efforts. In 2009 and 2010 the Water Conservation Office reached approximately 2,000 kids and adults through family events, school visits, teacher workshops, water treatment plant tours and onsite water conservation programs. We have also been awarded the Georgia Association of Water Professionals 2010 Public Education Program of the Year.


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