Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gwinnett Department of Water Resources to host open house at Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant.
Wednesday, May 8
Ever wonder how clean drinking water gets to your home? The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will celebrate National Drinking Water Week with an open house at the Shoal Creek Water Filter Plant Saturday, May 11. This free, family-friendly celebration will give residents an opportunity to learn about their water quality and how it is delivered to their homes. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature children’s activities, arts and crafts, and free refreshments. In addition, residents will be invited to tour the Shoal Creek facility to see how their drinking water is processed. The host location is 1755 Buford Dam Road in Buford. “National Drinking Water Week provides an excellent time for us to be …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The new water rate represents a 3.5 percent increase over last year's rate; the sewer rate is nearly 10 percent higher.
Tuesday, January 8
If your water bill appears higher this month, there's a reason why. Beginning in January, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources customers will see increased rates for water and sewer. Tier 1 rates (up to 8,000 gallons) increased from $4.53 to $4.69. Tier 2 rates (8,000 – 12,000 gallons) rose to $7.03, up from $6.79 and Tier 3 rates (over 12,000 gallons) increased from $9.06 to $9.38. Sewer rates will also be significantly higher as residential customers will pay a rate of $7.11 per 1,000 gallons in 2013 compared to $6.47 in 2012 -- a 9.9 percent increase. The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources does not receive taxpayer funding and routinely increases its rates to cover operating costs. More information regarding the new …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Outdoor watering is allowed seven days a week but not between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
With the arrival of hot weather, Gwinnett County officials are reminding residents of the outdoor watering regulations. Watering is allowed seven days a week but not between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. under both state law and county ordinances. “That’s because much of the water is likely to evaporate in the heat before it soaks in,” said Jim Scarbrough of Gwinnett’s Water Resources Department. “It’s okay to water gardens and newly planted landscaping anytime, but wasting water is always a waste.” For all other outdoor usage, such as filling swimming pools and non-commercial car and power washing, residents must follow the odd/even schedule. Even and un-numbered addresses may use water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while odd …