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How Dry is It?

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a map released every Thursday.  Learn more about the current drought conditions in Athens-Clarke County.

Get WaterSmart

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!  Ever wonder how much water flows during your teenager's shower?  How much water your grass guzzles? Make a note of the time the shower starts or the sprinkler runs, then check WaterSmart the next day to see how much water was used during that hour. 

Learn more about WaterSmart and register today!

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OPEN:  Ripple Effect Film Project Call for Filmmakers

The 2020 Ripple Effect Film Project is looking for filmmakers of all experience levels in Pre-K-12th grade to submit water-themed short films.  The film finalists will be shown at The Morton Theater on World Water Day, March 22.  Over 550 films were submitted for the 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project.  See the 2019 winning videos 


 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 2019 EPA WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Winner 

The Water Conservation Office earned its third Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program.  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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