City of Buford Water Customer:
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has been monitoring climatic
indicators and water supply conditions to assess drought and severity, as
directed by the Rules for Drought Management, Chapter 391-3-30.
Some areas of Georgia are facing persistently dry conditions.
Georgia EPD Director, Richard Dunn, has declared a Level 1 Drought
Response for 53 Georgia counties for permittees using surface and/or
1 Drought Response requires that the Buford public water system implement a
public information campaign.
1 Drought Response for water conservation in Buford should include, but is not
check for, and repair, leaks inside and outside their home or business
leave the tap running. When shaving, brushing teeth, washing face, turn
off the tap.
water your landscape when necessary and adjust sprinklers so only your
lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.
toilet that may be continuously running due to leaky seals, floats, etc.
the Level 1 Drought Response, the following activities may be done at any
time of day:
of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day;
of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day
for 30 days after installation;
irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of
with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at
any time of day.
landscape watering may be done between 4pm and 10am each day.
water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.
Rules for Drought Management are available at http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/391-3-30. A public report on
current climatic indicators, prepared pursuant to the rule, is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.
EPD Level 1 Drought Response 09092016.pdf
Map EPD Level 1 Drought Response 09092016.pdf