The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division has elevated our Drought Response Level to a Level 2.
During a Level 2 Drought Response:
Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses.
- Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4:00 PM and 10:00 AM
- Odd numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4:00 PM and 10:00 AM
Prohibited outdoor water uses include:
- Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.
- Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.
- The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.
- Non-commercial washing of vehicles.
- Non-commercial pressure washing.
- Fundraising car washes.
These exempted uses are allowed daily and are not subject to the 4pm-10am or odd/even schedule, without restriction :
- Commercial pressure washing
- Drip irrigation or soaker hose
- Food gardens
- Hand watering (with a shut-off nozzle)
- Installation and maintenance of an irrigation system
- Irrigation of public recreational turf areas
- Irrigation of plants for sale
- Irrigation of sports fields
- Water from private wells and bodies of water on property
- Water from an alternate source (grey water, rain water, air-conditioner condensate)
These outdoor water uses are allowed during Drought Response Level 2:
During installation and for the first 30 days after installation, newly planted/installed lawns and turf, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants can be watered any day, at any time without restriction.
Watering is allowed as needed twice a week between 4 pm and 10 am on an odd/even schedule: even addresses and address with no numbers on Wednesday or Saturday and odd addresses on Thursday or Sunday using these methods of application:
- Automated irrigation systems
- Hand watering (without a shut-off nozzle)
- Lawn sprinklers
Ornamental fountains must be shut off.
Additional information can be found at http://www.georgiawatersmart.com/