What You Should Know
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) raises high concern for Lake Lanier, a significant water supplier for the majority of Metro Atlanta. At the start of May, Lake Lanier showed startling low water levels with little improvement over the last few weeks. Having the worst part of the drought at the headwaters of the Chattahoochee, more counties are now being seen as a D3, Extreme Drought.
Pulled together by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) a weekly map of drought conditions was created. The U.S. Drought Monitor allows us to witness changes based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country.
The weekly map, which is updated every Thursday morning at 8:30 Eastern Time, allows for an overview of the drought status throughout the entire U.S.
Check the latest update here.
With Summer being less than a month away and the number of counties under drought restrictions increases, here are some tips to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful:
- Renovating your irrigation system is a great investment. A healthy landscape is important for our environment so efficient irrigation is critical in times of drought.
- Choose plants that are native to your area and drought resistant.
- Avoid over-fertilization, it can cause excessive plant growth and additional water requirements.
- Seek different rainwater harvesting systems. Capturing rainwater from building roofs, surface run-off and HVAC condensation are excellent ways to use our resources wisely.
Know Savings, Know Solutions, Know ROI
We know Atlanta summers can be brutally hot and impact your landscape tremendously. HighGrove is proud to have a cost-effective program in place which allows us to analyze current water consumption and determine the improvements to help build a sustainable irrigation program.
Our KnowWater Irrigation Audit pinpoints inefficiencies and recommends practical enhancements to reduce water usage and save money. It features a strong return on investment based on recommended improvements and water rates, which allows facility managers to make educated decisions on what can best impact their property goals and give the best bang for their buck.
It’s important to us that we build a system to help our customers be good stewards of the environment. Contact us to find out more ways to effectively use and manage the water sources on your Atlanta commercial property.Last modified: May 30, 2017