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Garron Bradish, Environmental Health Supervisor
Phone (828) 356-2111
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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 
conservation measures.
 
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 
day.
• 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.
 
Household Wells
 
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.