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 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