Gwinnett water officials urging conservation during drought
Gwinnett water officials urging conservation during drought.
The department issued a reminder of Gwinnett’s Level 2 Drought Response status on Friday.
“Lake Lanier is a large reservoir, fed by smaller streams that have been slow to recover from the drought,” water department spokeswoman Karen Shields said in a statement.
The corps’ website for the lake showed the lake’s midnight pool level was 1,060.94 as of Thursday night.
A full Lake Lanier level would be 1,071 feet.
North of Lake Lanier, up around where the Chattahoochee River’s headwaters are located in the north Georgia mountains, extreme drought conditions still exist, according to the United States Drought Monitor.
Because the drought response in place is in place, Shields said residents can’t wash streets, sidewalks or driveways, nor can they use water for decorative fountains or waterfalls, non-commercial pressure washing or non-commercial car washing.
That means car wash fundraisers are a no go as well.
Odd numbered addresses are restricted to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.
“The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources encourages residents to make water conservation a priority,” Shields said.