Drought Level 2 in 52 GA counties – including Metro-Atlanta

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Drought Level 2 is in effect in 12 Metro-Atlanta counties: 
Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White counties.

Drought Level 1 is in effect in 43 counties:  
Athens-Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Dawson, Elbert, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gordon, Greene, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Talbot, Taliaferro, Troup, Upson, Walton and Wilkes counties​

ALL Drought Levels allow new landscape installation to be watered any day and any time (as needed). 

See below for complete rules and all allowed uses.

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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. 

Daily water use is allowed any day, at any time, for these applications, without restriction: 

* Commercial pressure washing

* Drip irrigation or soaker hose

* Food gardens

* Hand watering (with a shut-off nozzle)

* Hydroseeding

* 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)

 

Drought Response Level 1 AND all counties not listed above

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.

Daily watering is allowed between 4 pm and 10 am to plant, grow, manage and maintain lawns and turf, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants, using these methods of application:

* Automated irrigation systems

* Hand watering (without a shut-off nozzle)

* Lawn sprinklers
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.

Daily water use is allowed any day, at any time, for these applications, without restriction: 

* Commercial pressure washing

* Drip irrigation or soaker hose

* Food gardens

* Hand watering (with a shut-off nozzle)

* Hydroseeding

* 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)

Oct 30: GA Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference
2016 GALA Award Winning Projects
UAC-adminDrought Level 2 in 52 GA counties – including Metro-Atlanta