Water Efficiency

Water Efficiency Benefits | Sustainability Division's Water Efficiency Services | Water Conservation Brochures | Water Efficiency Calculators | Georgia Success Stories | Water Efficiency Links

Publications

Water Conservation Workshops

Services Available for Water Utilities

Water Conservation at Home (PDF, 95KB)

Georgia's water resources are facing threats on several fronts. High growth rates are putting extra pressure on an already limited water supply. Saltwater intrusion threatens the Upper Floridan Aquifer, coastal Georgia's water supply. In the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa river systems, future water withdrawals will be limited by the water allocation formula between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

To ensure sufficient water supplies for present and future generations, we must use this precious resource wisely. Effective water demand management can increase the life of existing raw water supplies, minimize the impact of drought, and postpone infrastructure development.

Water Efficiency Benefits

Industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) water use can have a significant effect on local water demands. In addition to the environmental benefits, water efficiency programs can reduce costs and increase the profitability of a business through:

  • Water and sewer cost savings
  • Wastewater treatment cost savings
  • Energy savings

Furthermore, as water quality regulations become stricter and the cost of water increases, organizations that use water more efficiently will gain a competitive edge.


Sustainability Division's Water Efficiency Services

Sustainability Division's staff can assist you with your water efficiency efforts. The following free, confidential services are
available to industry, commercial businesses, and institutions (including local, state and federal government programs) that operate in Georgia:

  • Water audits (using a portable ultrasonic flowmeter)
  • On-site water efficiency assessments
  • On-site water efficiency training
  • Facilitation of water efficiency teams
  • Water efficiency information center

Water Conservation Brochures for Landscaping

Managing a Water-wise Landscape (PDF, 1.39MB)

Proper Planting Results in Healthy, Water-efficient Plants (PDF, 1.24MB)

Water Saving Tips When Planning a New Landscape (PDF, 1.59MB)

Xeriscape: Seven Steps to a Water-wise Landscape (PDF, 1.56MB)

Water Efficiency Calculators

Please contact one of our engineers at (404) 651-5120 if you need assistance with one of the calculators.

Georgia Success Stories

Reidsville State Prison Success Story (PDF, 476KB)

Wellstar Health System - Support Service Laundry (PDF, 18KB)

Water Efficiency in Water Reclamation Operations: Clayton County Water Authority Practices What it Preaches

Saved Water = Saved $$ at Mount Vernon Mills(PDF, 527KB)

Short- and Long-term Water Management Planning at Southwire (PDF, 102KB)

Weyerhaeuser-Flint River Operations Explores Methods to Reduce Water Usage (PDF, 113KB)

Water Conservation in the Chemical Industry Case Study: Advantis Technologies, Inc

Water Efficiency Makes Good Business $ense at Unilever Home and Personal Care

Saving Water at Golden State Foods



Water Efficiency Links

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Water Conservation Page

Georgia Drought - University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
http://www.georgiadrought.org

Georgia Water Wise Council

EPA's Water Sense Program

Global Environmental Management Initiative's (GEMI) New Water Sustainability Tool
http://www.gemi.org/water/

North Carolina Water Efficiency Manual for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Facilities http://www.p2pays.org/ref/01/00692.pdf)

Water Wiser - The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse, sponsored by the American Water Works Association
http://www.waterwiser.org

Capturing Condensate to Conserve Emory's Water (PDF, 39KB)
http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2001/07/09/focus7.html

WaterSmart - Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority's Tips for Water Efficient Landscaping
http://www.watersmart.net


Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's Industrial Commercial and Institutional Water Management Program
http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/04water/html/indust.htm

California Urban Water Conservation Council

Food Service Technology Center

National Association of Home Builders Water Closet Performance Testing

 

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