2016 Drought Advisory

Drought Restrictions Now in Place



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. 

Odd-Even Watering


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.

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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
  • Use of water withdrawn from private water wells. 
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