As you may or may not know, roughly half of the state of Georgia is experiencing drought conditions this year. Whitesburg and Carroll County are no exception. Due to the fact that Carroll County and Whitesburg, GA are in a severe drought according to The United States Drought Monitor, we at NG Turf thought it would be beneficial for you to know what to do when you are in a drought:
- Check for and repair any leaks in your home.
You are usually responsible for leaks from the meter to your property. Carefully check your home for any leaks and repair them because leaky pipes can waste thousands of gallons of water. Not only will this waste your water, it will also run up your water bill. The most efficient way to determine if you have a leak is to turn off all taps and see if your water meter’s dials still turn. If they do, you have a leak.
- Check the toilet.
Check your toilet to make sure no water is escaping from the tank. To do this, add food coloring to the tank and do not flush. Come back in in 30 minutes and check if there is any color in the bowl. If so, you have a leaky seal in the tank and should get it repaired.
- Turn water off when not in use.
It’s wasteful to keep the faucet running while brushing your teeth or shaving. You will save a lot of water by turning the faucet off while brushing or shaving and only using water when necessary.
If you are in the market for new grass during this drought, check out TifTuf! It sets the new scientific standard in drought resistance and sustainability – requiring less water and recovering from drought faster than any other bermudagrass on the market. Plus, Newly laid sod can be watered as needed without restriction for 30 days after installation.
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