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Most meters are equipped with a leak indicator that can help you identify if you have a leak at your home. Meter locations are typically in the road right of way in a rectangular box with a metal or plastic lid. Before you go out to look at your water meter, make sure all water is turned off inside your home. If any water is left on from faucets running or clothes washers, etc., this will affect the results. Once you find your meter, remove the lid and clean the glass face of the meter. If all water is off to your home, the silver wheel leak indicator in the center of the meter face should not be moving. If it is moving, that means that water is being pulled through the meter and there is the possibility of a leak. The newer generation meters will have an LCD display and the rate of flow will show usage. The leak could be anywhere from the meter box to inside the home. A plumber may be able to help you identify the location of the leak. Please contact Oconee Water Resources Department if you have any questions regarding a possible leak 706-769-3960. For examples please view:
General outdoor landscape watering is allowed twice a week and only before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. on an odd / even address basis. Even numbered addresses and properties without addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. Odd numbered addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday.
The following outdoor water uses are prohibited:
• Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.• Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.• The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.• Non-commercial pressure washing.• Fundraising car washes.
The following outdoor water uses are allowed any time of day:
• Irrigation of personal food gardens.• Irrigation of new and replanted plants, seed, or turf for 30 days after the date of installation.• Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and had held watering with shut off devices.
For more information visit the Oconee County Website at www.oconeecounty.com