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Gainesville Ask a Plumber workshop to offer water conservation tips
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The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host a free “Ask a Plumber” workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Riverside Water Treatment Plant, located at 2120 Riverside Drive in Gainesville.

“Leaky faucets and toilets waste a tremendous amount of water. A faucet that leaks once per second can waste 2,000 gallons a year, while a leaky toilet can waste up to 400 gallons a day or 146,000 gallons a year,” said Kristen Howard, water conservation specialist, in a press release.

Residents will be able to ask questions at the workshop, and free lunch will be provided.

Gainesville’s main source for drinking water is Lake Lanier, which reported a lake level of 1,060.98 feet Tuesday, more than 10 feet below full winter pool.

Register for the “Ask a Plumber” workshop by calling Howard at 770-532-7462 or on Facebook at

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