Water Conservation


Did you know that outdoor tasks make up almost 40% of household water use during the summer?rainbarrel-graphic

A rain barrel can be connected to your gutter downspout to collect stormwater runoff from your roof during rain events. This water can then be used for irrigation, washing your windows or car, or filling a swimming pool. You can save money and conserve water, and because rain barrels decrease the volume of water flowing into storm drains and streams, you can also help reduce stormwater pollution!

You can buy a pre-made rain barrel at most home improvement or hardware stores, or you can make your own!
How to Make a Rain Barrel (UGA Extension)

Every drop counts!

Gwinnett County follows state guidelines for outdoor water use restrictions.

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.
Pic of Duluth Stormwater Character download