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Water Department

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.

2017 Water Quality Report

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

Water Award 2013

Water Award 2012Water Award 2011

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