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Level 2 Drought Restrictions

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Cobb County is currently under Level 2 Drought Restrictions. Please review information and follow restriction guidelines listed on the Water Conservation page of this website.

Our County, along with northwest Georgia Counties down to Metro Atlanta, are now at Level 2 for drought response. This means that there are limits to outdoor watering to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Link to press release: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.gawp.org/resource/resmgr/Drought/EPDNewsRelease_DroughtLevel2.pdf

  • Even-numbered addresses may water Wednesdays and Saturdays (4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.).

  • Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursdays and Sundays (4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

  • No water is allowed to be used for outdoor fountains, car washes or power washing of homes.

Prohibited outdoor water uses under Level 2 Drought Response include:

  • Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks

  • Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains

  • The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety

  • Fundraising car washes

We are urged to act accordingly, use good judgment and avoid outdoor burning and watering.

The Level 2 response is in affect for 52 counties with the Level 1 response (our designation prior to Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016) in affect for an additional 58 counties.

The following activities are allowed under both Level 1 and Level 2 Drought Responses:

  • 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 cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
  • General landscape watering may be done between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. on the designated days.

More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.

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