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What Is Water Efficiency?

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Water conservation is defined as using water wisely through water-efficient fixtures and water-saving habits. Cobb County Marietta Water Authority withdraws and treats water for Cobb County residents from Lake Allatoona and the Chattahoochee River. These water resources are shared throughout Cobb County and in surrounding areas. This water, which is categorized as drinking water, is used for much more than just drinking. It is a part of our daily activities keeping us clean, sanitary, and safe. As Cobb County’s demand for water increases with population and industry growth, our water supply remains the same.

The average U.S. household uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. A shower that is fifteen minutes long, with a high flow showerhead, can use over a hundred gallons of water, resulting in more than the daily average use in just that one activity. Reducing the amount of water we use each day can ease the severity of future droughts, an unfortunate reality in our area. Reducing personal water use also ensures a community in which firefighters and hospitals have all the water resources available to them to serve Cobb County citizens.

The Cobb County Water Conservation Program provides education and resources to citizens to help reduce their water usage. From replacing old water fixtures to adopting water-saving habits, we are here to help you lower your water bill and secure the future of our water resources.