State Declares Drought Response Level One – effective Sept. 9, 2016

State Declares Drought Response Level One – effective Sept. 9, 2016
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? No outside water use from 10AM to 4PM in the heat of the day. Watering with drip irrigation or soaker hoses, handheld hoses with automatic cutoffs and handheld containers are completely exempt from outdoor water use rules and may be used on any day at any time.

WHAT ABOUT FOOD GARDENS & NEW PLANTINGS? There are several exceptions to this rule, such as food gardens and new plantings. Go to http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation for more details.

WHAT ABOUT “OTHER” OUTDOOR WATER USE? “Other” outdoor uses like washing vehicles, outdoor cleaning, recreation and charity car washes are subject to the EVEN/ODD address schedule. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may use water outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) or un-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

DU Sponsors Water Conservation Program and Art Contest in Area Schools

This Spring, Dalton Utilities provided 3rd grade teachers in Dalton Public Schools and 4th grade teachers in Whitfield County Schools with resource packets for the program, “In The Know About H20,” which was designed to help teach students the importance of water conservation and preservation of drinking water sources. This program was designed to help students understand that water is an essential and limited resource and what each of us can do to conserve water in a fun and interactive atmosphere

Dalton Utilities hosts 2nd Annual Youth Duck Hunt on LAS

Dalton Utilities will be conducting a youth duck hunt on its Land Application Facility located in Murray County, Georgia on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from daylight to 2 PM. Hunters ages 12 to 16 years old are eligible to apply for the hunt. Legal weapons for the hunt will be shotguns with non-toxic shot. All youths must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older at all times. The deadline for applications for the hunt is DECEMBER 4, 2012 at 5 PM.

DU Sponsors Water Conservation Program and Art Contest in Area Schools

This school year, Dalton Utilities once again provided area 3rd and 4th grade classrooms with resource packets for the program, “I’m In The Know About H20,” which was created by the Utility to teach students the importance of water conservation and preservation of drinking water sources. As part of the program, students were invited to submit artwork highlighting conservation tips.

Aging Water Mains & Pipes Are An Issue

Indispensable to jobs, the economy, our health and our communities, water runs through our lives in many ways. But do we truly appreciate the VALUE of water? Dalton Utilities customers pay a few dollars for 1,000 gallons of clean, drinkable water. The average American uses 176 gallons of water a day. Every drop that enters and leaves your home or business must travel through an extensive network of underground pipes. These pipes have worked silently for decades, in some cases more than a century, without major interruptions. But now, they need our attention.