Their water parks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Six Flags Over Georgia might have to shut down three water rides this spring and summer, due to the lower water levels in the metro Atlanta area.
But I notice that only 3 attractions are listed, where SFOG has a fourth water ride (I think it's currently creatively named "Log Flume"). I wonder why that ride wasn't specifically mentioned as well. While it certainly uses less water than the other three attractions, I would think we're dealing with an "every drop counts" situation.
I vaguely remember "Donald's Boat" being shut off a while back. It was reported in some places to be a result of a drought Florida was going through (yet both water parks stayed wide open. Go figure). Of course, I don't think Donald's Boat really went through enough water to make a difference in the first place.
From what I understand, a flume ride that just recirculates its water often doesn't use as much as an attraction (such as a water slide), where people will come into contact with the water, requiring a constantly fresh supply. So that might be in play here.
Also, it might not be an issue here, but a drought provides a handy excuse to shut down a ride that needs maintenance work done for leaks. No sense paying for leaking water when rates are going up, after all.
Hope we all have a answer to all this mess. Most business's are not allowed to use water for plants, car washes and other such needs.
We can;t even wash our own cars! I am building a Grey water system to catch tub water to water the plants around my house. Grey water is not drinkable and I have a septic tank so it would no go back to river any way.
Well thought I would let you get first hand report from someone that live here.
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