Newton County taking stock of water usage
State: Cut usage by 10 percent
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.”
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.