With All This Rain, I Can Water Again, Right? | Information on North Fulton County Water Restrictions, Georgia

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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!

For complete information and details as released by the Fulton County Office of Community Relations, please click here.

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Maura Gebhardt
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RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
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Johns Creek, GA 30097

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Comments (2)

Rob Muller
ReMax Town & Country - Canton, GA
Cherokee County Real Estate
Don't worry- we keep hoping for more rain. Funny how the weeds are growing so fast all of a sudden!!!! The woods behind my house look like a jungle.
Apr 30, 2008 02:28 AM
Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Rob! I am right there with you - my yard is very green and pretty and the back is full of weeds! =) I almost feel like the watering restrictions are okay - my yard is thriving without the extra watering.

~Maura Gebhardt

Apr 30, 2008 02:30 AM