The Office of Water Efficiency (OWE) is on a mission to help Atlantans conserve our most precious resource: water. We do this by educating customers about low-flow/high-efficiency fixtures and encouraging behavioral changes that result in lower water use.
Reducing daily water consumption across the board helps ensure that the City of Atlanta will continue to have enough water to meet the needs of current and future water customers. Less water used also results in lower monthly water/sewer bills.
The average American uses roughly 100 gallons of water per day; the average German uses roughly 37 gallons of water per day. We believe Atlantans can do much better. We're inviting our Atlanta water customers to “opt in” and take the Water Conservation Pledge. Sponsored by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, the Pledge lists water-saving actions that anyone can take and the amount of water that can be saved per day per action. The more actions people undertake, the more water they save. You can also see how well you're doing with your own water use via the Water Calculator.
You can also visit the EPA WaterSense Web site for landscaping tips, kids' conservation activities, and information about efficient water fixtures.
To Learn more about what OWE is doing, click on the links below.