Water Conservation


Water Conservation

Water Conservation

EPA Water Sense Partner

Water efficiency and conservation are essential to protect the current and future water supply for Fulton County and our region. The Department of Public Works has a number of programs available to help customers save water and money including a rebate program to replace old toilets with new, high-efficiency models. For more information, check out this link where you’ll find eligibility info and a link to apply. 


Fulton County Public Works will be hosting two rain barrel events in September. Both are free and open to all Fulton County residents, but pre-registration is required. On Saturday, September 12th we will partner with the City of Alpharetta at Rock Mill Park. On Saturday, September 26th we will partner with UGA Extension at the South Fulton Maintenance and Operations Center. Each event will include a Thursday evening Zoom webinar, followed by curbside pickup of barrels and installation kits on Saturday morning. Residents will receive installation instructions along with their kits, and can also click here for installation instructions or click here to watch our step-by-step installation video.

See event flyers for details and registration information.


The best method for determining whether you have a water leak in your home is to follow this four step procedure;

  1. Turn off all water around the house including outside spigots.
  2. Look at the leak indicator (triangle) on your meter register.
  3. If the leak indicator is moving, water is running somewhere in your system.
  4. Check all toilets and inside and outside faucets for leaks.

If you cannot account for the running water by sinks, toilet, faucets, humidifier, automatic ice maker or water softener, you have a leak, and further investigation is recommended. 90% of all leaks in residential plumbing systems are found in the toilet tank.

Here are some additional water conservation resources:
Water-Wise Landscape Guide:

Do-It-Yourself Household Water Assessment: