State Declares Drought Response Level One – effective Sept. 9, 2016
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? No outside water use from 10AM to 4PM in the heat of the day. Watering with drip irrigation or soaker hoses, handheld hoses with automatic cutoffs and handheld containers are completely exempt from outdoor water use rules and may be used on any day at any time.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD GARDENS & NEW PLANTINGS? There are several exceptions to this rule, such as food gardens and new plantings. Go to http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation for more details.
WHAT ABOUT “OTHER” OUTDOOR WATER USE? “Other” outdoor uses like washing vehicles, outdoor cleaning, recreation and charity car washes are subject to the EVEN/ODD address schedule. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may use water outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) or un-numbered addresses may use water outdoors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.