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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Experiencing a problem with outdoor lighting?

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Use this form to report non-emergency problems with outdoor lighting or check on the status of a previous Citizen Request.

Dial 911 for emergencies.  

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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Level 1 Drought Declared

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Let’s be good stewards of our water!  Take measures now to conserve water usage to preserve our water sources. 

•Remember, outdoor watering should be limited to  the hours between 4 pm and 10 m.

•Be conservation minded.  ...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Save Energy While Enjoying Football Season

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  • A home equipped with TVs, set-top boxes, a Blu-ray player and a home theatre in a box that have earned the ENERGY STAR, can save nearly $140 over the life of the products.
  • If you’re streaming video, laptops and tablets use the least amount of energy. If yo...
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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

What is 811?

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Why contact Georgia 811?

  • For Safety's Sake! Hitting an underground utility line while digging can cause damage to the environment and/or serious personal injuries.
  • Convenience: Failure to contact Georgia 811 can result in disrupted service...
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Power & Water News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Savings Project: Lower water heating temperature

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The hot water in your home is probably hotter than necessary. Most heaters are factory set at 140°F, and this high setting is only needed if you have a dishwasher without a booster heater. Turn the temperature down to 120°F (medium setting on a gas heater...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

When In Drought (or not), Use WaterSense

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If you're thinking about a bathroom update, now is the time to replace old plumbing fixtures with more efficient, high-performing models. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® program labels toilets, faucets, and shower heads that have be...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Did you know an electrical outlet can do much more that just provide electricity?

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Almost all children between the ages of 2 and 4 are able to remove regular plastic outlet caps within 10 seconds. Please consider the need to child-proof YOUR electrical outlets with tamper resistant receptacles.

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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

What about tap water?

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 In Marietta, our water comes from two sources, the Chattahoochee River and Lake Allatoona.  Raw water is taken from these sources and treated by the Cobb County- Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA). Marietta Water takes that treated water ...


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Posted on: October 17, 2019

More home fires occur during cold winter months than any other time of the year

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Make sure to follow these important tips when using a space heater! #WinterSafety  #ESFIdotorg

  • Space heaters are only meant to provide supplemental heat and should never be used to warm bedding, cook food, dry clothing or thaw pipes.
  • Make ...
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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Don't Fall into the Pattern of Watering All Winter

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But as much as 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste due to wind, evaporation, and runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.  Many people set the clock timer on their sprinklers to run at regular times, then was...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Make the Drops-to-Watts Connection

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people know that using less energy can help save money and protect theenvironment. From switching light bulbs to replacing appliances,
energy-efficient technologies are all around us. But did you know that savingwater is another way to save ene...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Lay the Groundwork for Water Savings

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Not sure what or how to plant?  Learn how to develop a waterSmart landscape by reading this brochure developed by The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.  Learn more about water conservation in the landscape or...

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Power & Water News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Squeeze more out of your energy dollar with an online audit

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By answering questions about your home or business, the energy advisor marries your actual usage and costs with local weather conditions.   In addition, the advisor provides estimates of energy-efficient changes and how long it may take to realiz...

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