The Georgia Environmental Protection Division

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has declared a Level 1 Drought Response in 103 counties, including Jackson, in response to worsening drought conditions across much of the state. The Level 1 Drought Response requires public water utilities to provide information to help water customers understand drought, its impact on water supplies, and the need for conservation.

The City of Hoschton Water Department suggests the following actions to conserve this vital resource:

-Reduce showers by 2 minutes to save 5 gallons per shower

-Limit automatic dishwashing to FULL loads to save at least 2 gallons per load

 -Wash FULL loads of laundry to save water

 -Fix leaky faucets; a leak of 60 drips per minute wastes 192 gallons a month

-Install rain sensors on irrigation systems to avoid watering during rain

-Outdoor watering should be limited to between the hours of 4pm and 10am