Continued persistent dry conditions and concerns about the water supply have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to raise the Drought Response from Level 1 to a Level 2 Drought Response in 52 counties. “ Today’s declarationis driven by an extended period of little or no rain and increasing dryness in the impacted areas,” said EPD Director Richard Dunn. “What’s more, there is little hope for relief as weather forecasters expect an unusually warm, dry winter across most of the state.”
A Level 2 Drought Response declaration means outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses Other activities that are allowed under Level 2 Drought Responses are as follows:
- Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic shutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day
Outdoor Landscape Watering Schedule:
- Even-numbered addressed and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
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