Think at the Sink


How Dry is It?

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a map released every Thursday.  It uses five classifications to indicate areas of drought and labels them by intensity.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division monitors drought indicators and determines when drought declarations are needed in Athens-Clarke County.

Get WaterSmart

If you don't know where or when you use the most water in your household, it is difficult to know how to use water more efficiently. Now there is a tool to help you increase your WQ - water intelligence.  

WaterSmart is a free, secure, online tool to help customers take control of their water use.  Easy to read graphs display water use in near real-time by the year, month, week, day, and hour!  Wondering how much water the sprinkler uses?  Make a note of the time your sprinkler runs, then check WaterSmart a little later to see how much water was used during that hour.  You may be surprised at how much water grass can guzzle!

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Learn more about WaterSmart and register today!

Ripple Effect Film Project Winners

Over 550 films were submitted for the 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project.  See the winning videos

Check back soon for details about the 2020 Ripple Effect Call for Films

 Certified Blue 

Congratulations to our newest Certified Blue Restaurants and Bars! These businesses demonstrate efficient water use and provide conservation education to customers and staff.

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Water Conservation Office a 2018 EPA WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Winner 

The Water Conservation Office is honored to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program for the second time as a Sustained Excellence Award winner.  The WCO promotes WaterSense products, which can reduce water use by at least 20% while offering the same in performance as the traditional counterpart.  When replacing a fixture in your home, look for the WaterSense logo on the product and you have taken a step in becoming more water efficient.  Learn more about WaterSense


Here are more ways you can use water wisely:

Printable Outdoor Water Use Schedule


100 Ways to Conserve Water

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