With all the rain we've had lately in the Atlanta area, surely our watering restrictions have been lifted, right?
North Fulton County's watering restrictions, which includes the City of Johns Creek, are even tougher than the state's, according to Department of Public Works Director Angela Parker. Despite the rainy days we've had in March and April, we're still technically experiencing low water levels, as we try to make up for last year's drought conditions.
The new restrictions include the following guidelines:
- Residents are permitted to hand-water for 25-minutes per day, one day a week, on an odd-even schedule (the state allows for 3 days per week).
- Residents can take advantage of a one-time, 30-day exemption from restrictions for watering newly planted landscaping but must register to do so with the Urban Agricultural Council (the state allows for a 10-week exemption).
- Any allowances for watering allow watering to take place only between midnight and 10 AM.
So just keep hoping for steady rain -- both to lift our drought-like conditions and restrictions and to keep our lovely Atlanta green throughour spring and summer!
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