Water Conservation

Every drop counts!

Gwinnett County follows state guidelines for outdoor water use restrictions.

How much water do you use every day? Estimate your water usage with this online calculator provided by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. Then take a pledge to make your home or business more water efficient!

Here are some simple habits to reduce your water usage:

  • Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth.
  • Only run the dishwasher and clothes washer when you have a full load.
  • Check your faucets and toilets for leaks and fix them as soon as possible. Did you know?! A leaky toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water every day!
  • Water your garden in the morning or evening when the temperatures are low to reduce evaporation. Choose native plants that are adapted to rainfall patterns in our region.
For more information, please contact the City of Duluth Stormwater Department at 770.497.5311 or the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources at 678.376.6700.

Burn Ban

Outdoor burning is prohibited in Gwinnett County between May 1 and September 30 under the direction of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Between October 1 and April 30, the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal's Office determined "BURN DAYS" and "NO BURN DAYS" based on local conditions. This information is available after 9:00am each day on the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal's webpage, or by calling the Outdoor Burn Line at 678.518.4979. Burning yard debris is always prohibited on Sundays and at night.

Gwinnett County Fire Marshal
Main Line: 678.518.4980
BURN LINE: 678.518.4979
Email: firemarshal@gwinnettcounty.com

You can find additional information and guidelines for open burning on the Georgia EPD webpage.

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