Water Conservation

The Henry County Water Authority is a partner with the EPA's WaterSense program and is committed to promoting water efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for short is part of our nation's government that helps protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land where we live. EPA's WaterSense program encourages Americans to use only the water they need and avoid wasting this precious resource.

 

Are you looking for WaterSense Labeled Products or Rebates? Are you trying to locate a certified irrigation professional or WaterSense partner to collaborate on a project?

Following is a list of WaterSense Resources: 

EPA WATER SENSE NEW HOMES PROGRAM

WaterSense labeled homes allow families to enjoy all the comforts of home while using less water and energy and spending less money on utility bills. In fact, compared to a typical home, a WaterSense labeled home can save a family of four 50,000 gallons of water a year or more! That's enough to wash 2,000 loads of laundry and could amount to utility bill savings of up to $600 each year.  Click link below for more information.

WaterSense Homes

WaterSense Labeled Homes Quick Reference Guide

 

EPA YOUR BETTER BATHROOM

Remodeling your bathroom? You can have your dream bathroom with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® program. WaterSense labels thousands of products in a variety of price points, styles and finishes—from sleek to chic—to create your bathroom oasis. Not only do WaterSense labeled products look amazing, they are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well or better than standard models.


And since you won’t have as much water to heat while showering or shaving, WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures will save your family energy, and money on utility bills, too. A full bathroom remodel can save 10,000 gallons of water, enough energy to power your refrigerator for 7 months, and up to $150 in utility bills every year!
 

Not in the market for a full-blown bathroom remodel? Check out these videos for easy, inexpensive “bath hacks” you can do to improve your bathroom’s performance. Swap out your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, install a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator, or replace your leaky toilet flapper for big water savings.


Bath Hack #1 - Replace Your Showerhead

Bath Hack #2 - Replace Your Faucet Aerator

Bath Hack #3 - Replace Your Leaky Toilet Flapper

 

Learn more about ways to save water in your bathroom by visiting the WaterSense website at www.epa.gov/watersense/better-bathroom.
 

WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPES

Are you interested in developing a water-smart landscape for your home or property? The WaterSense Water-Smart Landscapes guide can get you started.  Choosing the right plants, supporting soil health, and proper maintenance are all keys to water-smart landscapes.  Consider the following suggestions to create a landscape that has curb appeal, conserves water and is easy to maintain.

Water Efficient Landscapes

Water-Smart Landscapes Guide

 

HOUSEHOLD WATER AUDITS

HCWA encourages everyone to be good stewards of our water resources.  Take a look at some water conservation tips   and the Do It Yourself Household Water Assessment.  There are things that all of us can do to use water wisely. 

 

INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL WATER AUDITS 

Water audits are now available to Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) customers. These audits are performed to help ICI customers identify areas where water conservation efforts can be implemented.    These efforts, if effectively implemented, can help the environment, and save money.   Please contact the HCWA Engineering Department at 770-957-6659 for more details. 

 

MY DROP COUNTS

My Drop Counts is a water conservation campaign aimed at reducing indoor and outdoor water use at your home and workplace. My Drop Counts offers tips and resources on how to save water, and features a pledge for individuals and businesses seeking to be better water stewards. Take the pledge today and join the nearly 1,000 individuals and businesses in our region that have made a commitment to saving water!

https://mydropcounts.org/

 

TOILET REBATE PROGRAM

The Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) continues to promote wise water use among its customers, providing financial incentives for their participation in the Toilet Rebate Program. The Authority has partnered with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District to participate in the state's Single Family and Multi-Family Toilet Rebate Program.

Single Family Program

Single-family customers who own or rent a residential home built in 1993, who are in good standing and up-to-date on payments may apply to receive up to 2 rebates per property (including previous owners).

Multi-Family Program

Multi-family property managers/owners (including apartments, townhome communities, and condominiums) are also invited to participate in a rebate program to replace old, inefficient toilets.  Property must be built prior to 1994 for residential use, have a master-metered residential account in good standing and up-to-date on payments, and must replace a minimum of 30 toilets.

When budgeted funds are available, HCWA customers may receive credit on their monthly water bill for upgrading their homes  or multi-family units with water efficient toilets.

Rebates are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. When the budgeted funds are exhausted, all interested parties will need to wait until the following year to apply when more funds become available.


Eligibility Requirements and How to Apply - Please contact 404-463-8645 or toiletrebate@northgeorgiawater.com with any questions.  For FAQ's, eligibility requirements, approved toilets and to apply online, please visit the sites below. 

Single Family Rebate Qualifications

Multi-Family Rebate Qualifications


TOILET RECYCLING:

Please visit Recycling Toilet Program for more information about toilet recycling in your area.