For more information, contact:
Garron Bradish, Environmental Health Supervisor
Phone (828) 356-2111
DATE: November 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
County Water Conservation Guidance
As the drought in Western North Carolina worsens, Haywood County residents are encouraged to take
The Haywood County Department of Environmental Health recommends every homeowner:
• Check pipes and faucets for leaks. A drip from a worn faucet can waste 20 gallons of water a
• Check your toilets for leaks by adding a little food coloring in the tank and seeing if it
appears in the bowl within 20 minutes.
• Take shorter showers; turn off the water when brushing your teeth, flush toilets less often.
Remember the old adage: “If it’s yellow, let it mellow”.
• Use the dishwasher and wash clothes with only full loads. Also space out over the week washing
multiple loads of clothes instead of doing them all in one day.
• Use low flow water-saving fixtures.
• Delay washing cars until conditions improve.
Cloudy water or air in the water lines may be an indication that the water level in a well is low. For cases where a spring or well has gone dry, the Haywood County Environmental Health Office has a reduced permit fee of $175.00 for drilling a new well. This minimal fee covers only state required sampling. This includes bacteria and inorganic chemical analysis of the water after the well is completed. If you have concerns or questions about your well or spring during this drought call the Environmental Health Office at (828) 452-6682.