New­ton County tak­ing stock of wa­ter us­age

State: Cut us­age by 10 per­cent

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Rachel Oswald

While it’s still too early to tell if the wa­ter con­ser­va­tion aware­ness ef­forts of county wa­ter util­i­ties have had an ef­fect, au­thor­i­ties are op­ti­mistic that they will be able to de­crease wa­ter con­sump­tion county-wide by 10 per­cent as man­dated by Gov­er­nor Sonny Per­due.

“All of us are shoot­ing for the 10 per­cent,” said Mike Hop­kins, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the New­ton County Wa­ter and Sewage Author­ity. “I don’t think re­al­is­ti­cally all of us will meet it. We’ll just have to see what this ed­u­ca­tional blitz and this man­date by the state will do.”

Tyler Smith/The Cov­ing­ton News

Road­side: New­ton County Sher­iff’s deputy checks for driv­ers li­censes and in­sur­ance dur­ing a road­block at the in­ter­sec­tion of Dixie Road and Ga. High­way 142 Fri­day night.

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