The drought conditions in Northeast Georgia are easing a little with recent rains but according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Although, Hall, White, Pickens, Lumpkin and Dawson are still affected by severe drought conditions.
Our drought conditions means that the area is under water restrictions and you need to be aware of what, where and when you can use water in your landscape.
Do you know the current water restrictions for Hall County?!
Yes! You CAN use water for:
~Newly planted lawns, turf, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, tree and other plants during installation and for 30 days after
~Hand watering with hose or watering can
~Drip irrigation and soaker hoses
~Watering food gardens
~Commercial pressure washing
~Installation/maintenance of irrigation system
~Irrigation of public recreational turf
~Irrigation of plants for sale
~Irrigation of sports fields
~Water from private wells and bodies of water
~Water from alternate source (grey water, rain water, air conditioner condensate
~Washing hard surfaces like streets and sidewalks
~Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains
~Using fire hydrants, except for fires and public safety
~Non-commercial washing of vehicles
~Non-commerical pressure washing
~Fundraising car washes (source: Georgia Water Smart)
Odd/Even Address Schedule for watering:
Even: 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday & Saturday
Odd: 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Thursdays & Sundays