Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers Calls for Permanent Daytime Watering Restrictions

20 08 2008

 

In a release this afternoon, the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeepers issued statement indicating rain alone will not end North Georgia’s water crisis. According to the group, the Chattahoochee River serves 3.5 million Georgians, including 70% of metro Atlanta, but its watershed north of Atlanta is the smallest to serve any metropolitan area in the country. With limited water supply, permanently restricting daytime watering – when 50% of water used is lost to evaporation – “makes common sense.”

The Group asks those interested to contact their local officials (mayor, city council, county commission) today and voice your support for permanent daytime water restrictions. Click here to read more about UCR’s call for watering restrictions, and click here to learn more about what you can do to conserve water.

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