As dry weather continues to plague Georgia and the southeast the water levels in our lakes and rivers continues to decline. Predictions are that this will be a multi-year drought. In an effort to conserve this valuable resource, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has imposed a Level 2 Drought Response with additional restrictions to help conserve this essential resource.
Effective immediately, outdoor water use is restricted to two days/week on and odd/even basis. If you have a odd numbered street address, you may water on Thursday and Sundays; If you have an even numbered street address or non-numbered address, you may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On these days, watering is allowed before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.
urther Restrictions Include:
Washing streets, sidewalks, gutters and driveways
Ornamental uses, such as fountains and waterfalls
Washing vehicles at home (cars, boats, etc.)
Non-commercial washing or pressure washing
Charity or non-commercial fund-raiser car washes
What is allowed:
Irrigation of personal food gardens
Irrigation of new and replanted seed, turf or plants for a period of 30 days after planting
Watering with drip irrigation or soaker hose
Hand watering, including shut-off nozzles and watering cans