Homeowners are smart irrigators, too!
While agriculture is the number one industry in Georgia and relies on irrigation for production of our food, fiber, and fuel, Smart Irrigation extends beyond the farm. Atlanta is the third fastest growing city in the country, and as urban areas across the state continue to grow outdoor water use in our cities is an important part of Smart Irrigation.
“Reducing outdoor water use is a critical piece of our region’s water conservation efforts,” says Metro Water District Governing Board Chair Charlotte Nash. “Steps that encourage outdoor water conservation have helped the Atlanta region reduce water use by more than 10 percent since 2000, even as our population has increased by more than one million. A clean, abundant water supply is vital to the continued prosperity of the Atlanta region and our state.”
Below are some ways urban homeowners can also implement Smart Irrigation practices.