Water Conservation Regulations and Implementation for the State of Georgia
Morris, William N.
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Adequate quantities of water for drinking, industrial and agricultural use are essential for maintaining our quality of life. To meet these needs, surface water (from lakes and rivers) or ground water (from wells) is withdrawn, treated and pumped through pipe distribution networks to our homes and businesses. In recent years, the pressures and demands upon our water supplies have increased substantially due to rapid population growth as well as concerns of neighboring states. Meeting current and future demands, while also protecting the quality of our limited and vital water resources, is a difficult challenge -- yet it is one that cannot be delayed. In order to accomplish this goal, the many opportunities to conserve water through pro-active programs such as enhanced public education, xeriscaping (water saving landscaping technique), ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures, water rates that encourage conservation, etc... must receive a much higher priority to insure that our water resources are used as efficiently as possible.