Water Conservation in Coastal Georgia: A Success Story
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The threat of saltwater intrusion in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in Southeast Georgia has made it necessary for Chatham County to develop a comprehensive water supply management plan that includes a water conservation program. The conservation program utilizes tools including: public outreach, education, plumbing retrofits, inverted block rate structures, and leak detection programs. Four years after the launch of the program, total domestic/commercial water use had been successfully reduced by 4.47 million gallons per day (MPC, 2000).