Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Calls for Water Conservation
Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). This means public water utilities in 103 counties, including Jackson County, are required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its impact on water supplies and the need for water conservation.
There are currently no additional restrictions on outdoor water use, but JCWSA customers should take steps to conserve water. Please water only as needed. Remember: In the fall and winter months, outdoor plants need less water.
Steps JCWSA Customers Can Take to Conserve Water
It’s important to note that dry periods are part of the normal weather cycle. We don’t know how long this drought may last. Below are some ways you can save water.
• Check and repair leaks inside and outside the home.
• Shorten showers and turn off water when shaving or brushing teeth.
• Fill dishwashers and washing machines. Make sure there is a full load every time.
• Replace older toilets and shower heads with high efficiency models.
• Choose efficient appliances. Look for EPA WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products when shopping for new appliances and fixtures.
• Scrape dishes before washing them. Avoid using the garbage disposal. It wastes a lot of water and can contribute to pipe clogs.
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ATTENTION! Beginning February 1, 2019, new water and sewer rates will be in effect. Click here to view the 2019 Rate schedule.
If you are in need of water service and/or sewer service, you will need to apply through one of our customer service representatives. Whether you are a homeowner or business, the following is required for all new services:
- A completed Water Subscription Agreement
- A copy of your HUD Statement (new residential purchase)
- A copy of the final plat and/or recorded deed for the lot (new construction)
- A copy of your current lease (rental/lease)
- A Picture ID (a Drivers License or State ID card).
- Payment of an administrative fee by check or cash.
- Payment of a Security Deposit by check, cash, or debit/credit card. This amount may be $150.00 or less based on the customer’s personal credit history. It shall be refundable after (24) months of good payment history and shall be credited to you on your water bill.
All customers are encouraged to read and understand the Authority’s regulations and policies. This information and more can be found under the "FOR CUSTOMERS" menu above.
All properties requesting water service where no meter and/or tap exist must pay a water connection fee. For most residential customers this is a ¾” connection. Our current rates can be found by clicking here.