An oasis in the midst of a drought
|By e4 in Green Living, Permaculture | December 2, 2007|
With some foresight and planning, Clayton County is showing the rest of Georgia, and the world, how to survive a drought. Or rather, how to avoid a drought. Man-made wetlands are helping the county conserve vast amounts of water, electricity, and money.
Tucked behind the empty car washes and waterless fountains of Clayton County is a place where water gurgles down rocks, and herons lounge in lush wetlands.It’s a place where fishermen don’t see dry banks, and residents don’t have to worry about dry faucets.
Clayton County officials say their area is the only one in Metro Atlanta not struggling with severe drought.
“It’s raining every day in Clayton County,” said Michael Thomas, general manager of the Clayton County Water Authority. “We’re putting 10 million gallons of water a day back in.”
Hat tip to Permaculture Cafe.