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Yes! I pledge to conserve water.

Take the pledge to tell us how your business will do its part to use less water and protect our most invaluable resource.

All personal contact information will be used solely by the Metro Water District for the purposes of gathering information on water use, planning for water conservation strategies, and communicating important water-related information such as drought-related watering restrictions. All external communications regarding the program will use aggregated data without disclosing any person's individual identity, water usage, or contact information.

Organization building(s):

We own our
building(s)
We are
a tenant

You are eligible to receive a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Water Saver designation based on total points earned in the pledge below.

Distinctions are made for building owners and non-building owners (tenants).

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BRONZE

To qualify for Bronze Water Saver status as a building owner, your organization must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 15 points

SILVER

To qualify for Silver Water Saver status as a building owner, your organization must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 30 points

GOLD

To qualify for Gold Water Saver status as a building owner, your organization must meet one of the following criteria:

Minimum 45 points

PLATINUM

To qualify for Platinum Water Saver status as a building owner, your organization must meet one of the following criteria:

Minimum 55 points AND pledge to be Water Neutral

We pledge to implement the following items by

1

A point person and/or position has been identified within your organization to manage implementing the tasks associated with these pledge items. This person should have an understanding of whether the organization is billed based on water consumption and be aware of the water rate structure.

5 Points
2

Encourage all employees to take the My Drop Counts Individual Pledge with a goal of employee pledges.

5 Points
3

Encourage all students to take the My Drop Counts Individual Pledge with a goal of student pledges.

5 Points
4

Have a conversation with your tenants about the importance of a water efficient workplace and share your goals for being more sustainable.

5 Points
5

Provide continuing education opportunities to employees on an annual basis. Continuing education could include lunch and learns, webinars, or information tables at employee fairs. Contact comments@northgeorgiawater.com to request specific information.

5 Points
6

Perform an assessment of the following: toilets, urinals, bathroom and kitchen faucets, shower heads, pre-rinse spray valves, and identify their flow rates.
Audit guide

5 Points
7

Perform an audit of all water-using appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and ice makers and identify their approximate age and whether the appliance is labeled Energy Star. Serial numbers may be checked to confirm year of manufacture.

5 Points
8

Perform an annual inspection of all water fixtures looking for faucet leaks and running toilets.

5 Points
9

Perform an annual inspection of your irrigation system in May to check for cracked and broken lines, leaks, and missing sprinkler heads.

5 Points
10

Perform a monthly inspection of the irrigation system from May to October to look for leaks and proper alignment of spray heads to avoid water waste. Review irrigation controller settings and function of appurtenances such as rain or moisture sensor shut offs. The irrigation system should be set so that landscaping receives no more than one inch of water per week from the combination of irrigation and rainfall.

5 Points
11

Winterize your irrigation system in October by turning off the water supply to the main valve, draining the system to protect from freezing, and setting the irrigation controller to Off.

5 Points
12

Implement an employee water savings challenge with incentives.

5 Points
13

Develop an action plan, schedule and budget to replace all inefficient fixtures with efficient fixtures based on the following replacement guide.
Replacement guide

10 Points
14

Replace non-Energy Star appliances more than seven years old with Energy Star appliances.

10 Points
15

Replace irrigation controller with a WaterSense labeled product.

10 Points
16

Install a master shut-off valve, pressure regulator and a flow sensor that detects and reports high-flow conditions due to broken pipes and/or popped sprinkler heads.

10 Points
17

Hire a consultant to assess the water use efficiency of existing cooling towers and determine if improvements can be made to reduce daily blowdown.

10 Points
18

Replace manicured landscape with a more water-efficient, native or WaterWise landscape.

10 Points
19

Replace impervious surface with greenspace or green infrastructure.

10 Points
20

Capture rainwater to replace an existing use of potable water on site.

10 Points
21

Conduct meaningful research and development that might result in a future reduction of water usage from business operations and share with the Metro Water District.

10 Points
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TOTAL POINTS
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FOR PLATINUM STATUS: If you have acheived a minimum of 55 points above and are interested in platinum status, please indicate that you also pledge to be Water Neutral:
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