Total Water Ban in Douglas County

Total Water Ban in Douglas County

There are 16 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Jun 26, 2007, titled Total Water Ban in Douglas County. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Joining the growing list of communities that have totally banned outdoor watering is Douglas County.

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Douglasville Mom

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jun 26, 2007
Wow! I guess I have to understand this, but there go all my beautiful flowers, shrubs, etc., and my newly planted tomatoes and my landscaped yard!! Dadgummit!
bob

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jun 26, 2007
no way dude,, i'm waterin my tomatoes
fallguy

Boynton Beach, FL

#7 Jun 26, 2007
Let's hope those who disobeyed the first and second ban obey this one. If not we all may suffer.
momof2douglas

Jonesboro, GA

#8 Jun 26, 2007
as far as i understand you can water you garden with your food in it they cant take your food away from you. i would call and make sure but as far as i know you can water your garden
Douglasville resident

Marietta, GA

#11 Jun 26, 2007
I'm fine with it but they need to enforce it now more than ever. And they especially need to go around to some of these expensive neighborhoods. I don't know how many times I've been by one of the higher up communities and the automatic sprinklers have been on and it's been the middle of the day and no one is home and it has been going for awhile cause there would be a stream running down the gutter of the street. And I've seen people washing there cars in downtown D-ville and WSA people drive buy and don't stop and say anything to them. I'm not going to water my yard cause my hubbie would be happy for the grass to die so he doesn't have to mow it but my tortoises are outside and they have to have the enclosure misted every so often so that will get done.
fireguy

United States

#12 Jun 26, 2007
just another example of overbuilding given the water supply. stop the growth and let the water supplies catch up. Better yet let the regional lake that has been in the works for 19 years be built. or are we still concerned about the musssels in the gulf and how much water Ala. gets
Waterbug

Lithonia, GA

#14 Jun 27, 2007
To get water for your outside plants, try putting a bucket in your shower to collect the start up water (waiting for it to get warm) and overflow from the shower. Also, when cooking pasta or vegetables, don't pour the water down the drain. Instead, pour it into a container, let it cool, then use it on your outside plants. Every little bit helps.

Not only do you recycle but you might also realize how much water we tend to waste.

Good luck!
A Douglas CoTax Payer

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Jun 27, 2007
The Douglas Co water authority has figured out a ways to charge it’s
citizens for every drop of water coming & going. They have even figured how to charge
them for the rain water God sends down free & falls on your property.
Now they want to ban the home owner from watering his yard.
But if you are a fast food business you can take a high pressure hose
& wash down your entire parking lot wasting thousands of gal. of water.
What is wrong with this picture ?

“Freedom / Lets Roll”

Since: May 07

Ft. Benning Ga.

#16 Jun 27, 2007
A Douglas CoTax Payer wrote:
The Douglas Co water authority has figured out a ways to charge it’s
citizens for every drop of water coming & going. They have even figured how to charge
them for the rain water God sends down free & falls on your property.
Now they want to ban the home owner from watering his yard.
But if you are a fast food business you can take a high pressure hose
& wash down your entire parking lot wasting thousands of gal. of water.
What is wrong with this picture ?
Shame on them for wanting to give us a clean place to eat.....I will not go there anymore.....I want some dirty place to eat my food.....
Over-taxed

Douglasville, GA

#17 Jun 28, 2007
WSA charges every homeowner $4 a month on their water bill for the water that runs off the impervious surfaces of their property. Except it hasn't rained but a few drops in three months. Refund? I guess not. Just another tax.
Andrea - Tax Payer

Alpharetta, GA

#18 Jun 28, 2007
I will keep watering my lawn until I receive my first warning...I have spent thousands of dollars over the past years on my yard and I am not going to let it die. After the first warning..I will pump water from the river behind my house. I will stop watering as soon as Douglas County stops letting more and more businesses and subdivisions build in our county...we are way too crowded.
A Douglas CoTax Payer

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Jul 2, 2007
fallguy wrote:
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Shame on them for wanting to give us a clean place to eat.....I will not go there anymore.....I want some dirty place to eat my food.....
Well I don't know what you are referring to about eating. But if I were not paying the TAX for runoff then I would just keep my mouth shut.
stop-it

Decatur, GA

#20 Jul 15, 2007
it's really simple... what water you get can either go to a beautiful yard or for drinking,bathing,washing clothes, dishes,brushing your teeth,using the toilet.. Either your grass turns brown and dies or you do... your choice... which is it?? does your family deserve to live or is your beautiful landscaped yard more presious???
A Douglas CoTax Payer

Alpharetta, GA

#21 Jul 17, 2007
stop-it wrote:
it's really simple... what water you get can either go to a beautiful yard or for drinking,bathing,washing clothes, dishes,brushing your teeth,using the toilet.. Either your grass turns brown and dies or you do... your choice... which is it?? does your family deserve to live or is your beautiful landscaped yard more presious???
I think you have over reacted. Of course I could just drill a well like they could.But you see they must keep water in the pipe or they could not charge us for it.
stop-it

Decatur, GA

#22 Jul 17, 2007
A Douglas CoTax Payer wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you have over reacted. Of course I could just drill a well like they could.But you see they must keep water in the pipe or they could not charge us for it.
Why does people gripe about paying a water bill but don't think twice about shelling out 2 bucks for bottled water? Water is a necessity to live. People pay extremely high power bills, phone bills, cable/satellite, internet, etc. etc. but thats ok.. but be damned if they pay for water!!!!
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#23 Mar 29, 2013
If we only knew, how much we are paying for water, it would astound all of us.
You think it is just your water bill. It is so much greater then that.

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