City Asks Public To Conserve Water

Full story: WXIA Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The mayor and water chief of Georgia's largest city made a plea for conservation on Thursday because of a severe drought that has forced restrictions on 61 counties in north Georgia.

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Art

Norcross, GA

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Oct 11, 2007
 
This drought is getting pretty serious! We are going to have to take drastic measures if we dont' get rain soon!
wezl

Newnan, GA

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Oct 11, 2007
 
Don't worry bout the public, worry bout yourselves, the city and county Governments.
WaterlessInGA

Marietta, GA

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#3
Oct 11, 2007
 
I want to know when the powers-at-be are going to start calling for a ban on development - be it commercial or residential? This will slow down water consumption. Each month 1000's and 1000's of new residents move into the metropolitan area. This will further compound any drought, and will also lessen the impact of future droughts.

The alternative is to have >5 million residents who won't have a stitch of grass in their yards, of who have the length of their showers regulated by the state.
Joe

Lawrenceville, GA

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#4
Oct 11, 2007
 
Stop sending our water to Florida for the mussels!!!!!!! They haven't even proven our water is necessary to save these animals!

Also, Mayor Franklin, homeowners are no longer required to provide a letter stating their home is free of termites. The Buyer can request one or purchase one themselves, but the seller is not required to do so.
Old Fashioned Fan

Richmond, VA

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#5
Oct 11, 2007
 
Grass that's green is now obscene.
AverageGuy

Atlanta, GA

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#6
Oct 11, 2007
 
Yeah, we do need to conserve water.
We also need a mayor that is worth something.
People in the Public

United States

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#7
Oct 11, 2007
 
Let ask Crystal Springs Atlanta Base Company since 1921.Bottling purified water that sells in stores for .89 cents to $1.28 per bottle where they get there water from? Stop purifing and making major profits off the consumers. An start pouring the water back into the lakes,rivers,and streams.I say lets boycott the Crystal Springs Company and all Bottle Water Companies!
WakeUpThinkAmeri ca

Duluth, GA

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#8
Oct 11, 2007
 
Yes,we all should conserve water that's common sense. Yet I am sick of hearing about the water shortage,problems with Grady/Hospitals nation wide,lack of funds for Social programs for real Americans that need them,ect.ect.. These are all just symptoms of the same problem=the millions of illegals in this country! Common sense says if we truly wanted to deal with all these problems we would start enforcing our border and deporting well over half the illegals here. The time is coming when even the most liberal minded 'can't we all just get along because there is plenty for every one' among us are going to have to face the real facts. The facts that no America (just like the entire planet) does not have unlimited room or resources whether they believe in global warming or not! That in order for America to preserve resources as well as the things that once made this country great,we must face the real issue at hand. Illegals are the worst terrorists we will ever face and on our own soil. United we must stand or divided by this problem we will all fall. From a hard working white chick doing one of the many jobs Bush and a lot of other morons say only illegals will do and doing it well-while paying all my taxes. Wake up & think America!
Fedup

Morrow, GA

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Oct 11, 2007
 
I've been conserving water for YEARS. Only wash dishes when the dishwasher is full, only wash clothes when the clotheswasher is full, etc. etc. But my reason is because Clayton County charges such an exhorbitant amount of money for water and sewage.

It's a shame when it costs as much to flush your toilet as it does to heat your home.

Oh, and my water is so filthy and nasty-looking, not to mention the enormous stench of chlorine that makes my eyes water everytime I turn a faucet on - that there is no WAY I will drink it!
Dawg Fan

Cumming, GA

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#12
Oct 11, 2007
 
If the city of Atlanta would repair all the water leaks in their infrastructure there is no telling how much water would be saved. Ms. Franklin, maybe now would be a good time to go to the Federal government for some aid getting this repaired.
dim bulb

Lawrenceville, GA

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#13
Oct 11, 2007
 
This is GEORGIA for goodness sake! Quit trying to make the transplants feel at home! They (the transplants) are the ones who, looking for a better climate, moved to Atlanta and are using up all of our water! OH YEAH!...(I'm on a roll here) don't forget our infinitely wisdomless governing authorities that continue to accomodate the transplants by allowing builders to continue doing what they do! They're not boosting Atlanta's economy ... they're allowing it to DRY UP!
Jane

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#14
Oct 11, 2007
 
I wonder if the mayor's and other government officials' office buildings are abiding by the water ban?? I think not. I think they are exempt. THEY are water hogs and businesses should not be allowed to pretty their grounds while asking us to suffer.
wezl

Newnan, GA

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#15
Oct 11, 2007
 
The saying, "Poor planning on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on my part", is in order. Money greedey City,State and County Govts. keep building like theres no tommorrow. Maybe its time to hit these planners and builders where it hurts. In the wallet. Let them bankroll a new water plan
Wally

New York, NY

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#16
Oct 12, 2007
 
Seems to me there should be a multi-pronged approach: repair our leaky infranstructure, educate the public on conservation of our water resources, further regulate development and, perhaps more importantly, build a new reservoir. I understand that the City of Atlanta owns over 10,000 acres in (I believe) Henry County where it once proposed to build a new airport. How a about build a new reservoir instead?

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