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Water & Sewer Department

Rates. Policies, & Connecting to the Water System
Tips & Facts on Water Loss & Prevention

THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME
Use energy-efficient appliances and fixtures to help cut water usage.

Percentage of Average Daily Use:
27.7% Toilets
20.9% Washing Machines
17.3% Showers
15.3% Faucets
13.8% Leaks
2.1% Baths
2.1% Other Domestic Uses
1.3% Dishwashers

DISHWASHERS

  • Only run the dishwasher if it’s fully loaded to conserve energy as well as water.

WASHING MACHINES

  • Check hoses and seals on washing machines and only run loads that are full.

SHOWERS & FAUCETS

  • A 6-minute shower will use 39 gallons of water.
  • Average of 3 showers daily will use 117 gallons.
  • Always turn off firmly faucets, O-rings, and water connections after using to avoid leaky fixtures.
  • If a faucet drips at a rate of one drop per second you can waste 2,700 gallons per year.
  • A running faucet uses about a gallon of water per minute.
  • A single-family household can use up to 74 gallons with regular fixtures.
  • Don’t use water to help defrost foods. Instead, place frozen foods in the fridge overnight to cut down on water use.

TOILETS

  • Gallons used in toilet flushing for 11 flushes per day is 66 gallons.
  • When buying toilet bowl cleaners, use less harsh chemicals to avoid break down of rubber seals and parts that may cause leaks later.
  • Toilet Leak can waste up to 200 Gallons of water a day.
  • A pinhole leak such as a hose can waste up to 170 gallons a day.
  • Check the toilet by adding one drop of food coloring to the back of the tank. Coloring will appear in the bowl if your toilet is leaking.

OUTSIDE & LANDSCAPING

  • Pan or pails under downspouts to save and catch runoff water to water plants and gardens.
  • Outdoor cleaning you can save water by using brooms and collect rainwater to help scrub.
  • When washing vehicles, use a shut-off hose that doesn’t leak. This will cut back on water wasted. Or use a commercial car wash that recycles water.

In just 3 months a continuous leak wastes a substantial amount of water. The diameter of the stream at 60 PSI:

1/4 inch uses 1,181,000 daily average of 13,122
3/16 inch uses 652,000 daily average of 7,244
1/8 inch uses 296,000 daily average of 3,288
1/16 inch uses 74,000 daily average of 822

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Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority

Phillip Dean
Director
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Main Office
1266 East Church Street #117
Jasper, Georgia 30143

Hours
8:00am–5:00pm

Contact
email
706-253-8718 phone
706-253-8720 fax

emergency after hours:
770-827-3269 phone
678-294-1825 phone
770-894-3466 phone

Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority was established in 1969 by the House Bill 978.

Since that time, Pickens County Water and Sewer Authority has been serving the residents of Pickens County with the highest quality of water possible.

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Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the  monthly meetings.

Location:
County Administrative Building
Conference Room
Suite 149
1266 East Church Street
Jasper, GA 30143

2023

All government offices will be closed on the following days:

Monday, January 2 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, April 7 State Holiday
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 4 Labor Day
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24  State Holiday
Friday, December 22 State Holiday
Monday, December 25 Christmas Holiday
Tuesday, December 26 State Holiday
Friday, December 29 New Year’s Eve Holiday

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