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Water Department

The City of Buford receives its water from Lake Sidney Lanier, located just north of Buford.  We also purchase a portion of our water from the Gwinnett County Water Plant.  Lake Lanier is very low in point source and urban runoff pollutants.  The Buford Waterworks was built in 1934 to filter 500,000 gallons of drinking water per day.  In 1965, it was increased to 1 million gallons per day.  In 1994, the plant was high rated to 2 million gallons per day.  We plan to grow with the future needs of our citizens.

 2015 Water Quality Report


Please contact Customer Service at the City of Buford (678-889-4600) with questions concerning the Water Department.


Conservation Tips

How Water-Smart is Your Household?
Try this Do-It-yourself Household Assessment:  Household Water Audit
How Water-Smart is Your Business/Industry?
Find out in this Water Efficiency Manual:  Water Efficiency Manual

Tips For Conserving Water Indoors

1. Install a low-flow pre-rinse spray valve  Spray Valve Brochure

2. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could  save 1000 gallons a month.

3. Use the garbage disposal sparingly, compost instead and save gallons every time.

4. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks, so that every drop goes down you not the drain.

5. If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 sconds, then replace it with a water-efficient showerhead.

6. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes.  You'll save up to 1000 gallons a month.

7. Install low-volume toilets.

Outdoor Water Use Schedules


Dear City of Buford Water Customer:

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has been monitoring climatic indicators and water supply conditions to assess drought and severity, as directed by the Rules for Drought Management, chapter 391-3-30.  The EPD Director has declared a Level 2 Drought Response that includes the City of Buford.   


1.     General outdoor watering.

=       Even-numbered addresses may only water Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

=       Odd-numbered addresses may only water on Thursdays and Sundays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

2.     Prohibited outdoor water uses (with some exceptions as provided in the rule).

=       Washing hard surfaces.

=       Water for ornamental purposes.

=       The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting, public health, safety or flushing.

=       Non-commercial vehicle washing, including charity and fundraising car washes.

=       Non-commercial pressure washing.

Level 2 Drought Fact Sheet Nov18.pdf