(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 28, 2012) – The first weekend in October is a good time to commit to saving water in Georgia. That’s because purchases of WaterSense-labeled products that cost $1,500 or less will be exempt from state and local sales taxes Oct. 5 – 7.
WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water, and perform as well as or better than conventional models. Independent, third parties certify that WaterSense-labeled products meet U.S. E.P.A. criteria for water efficiency.
In addition, Gwinnett County residents can bring old or broken porcelain toilets to the Water Resources Central Facility located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville for recycling. All toilet seats and plastic parts must be removed, including handles. The facility accepts toilets for recycling between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After business hours and on weekends, access is available only from the Hosea Road entrance.
To learn about other ways to save water and money in Gwinnett County, register to attend the Homeowner H2O Water Conservation Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Residents who attend will receive indoor and outdoor water efficiency kits and a do-it-yourself home water audit guide. To register, send an email with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 376-6722.