Details about Current Water Restrictions in the Atlanta Area

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watering_restrictions_Atlanta_June_2015 Georgia residents may water their lawns any day of the week between 4pm and 10am, but we recommend early morning watering for best results. 

These watering guidelines apply to traditional watering methods, such as an irrigation system or sprinkler.  There are some exceptions to this rule described below.  These activities can take place at any time of day, any day of the week during a non-drought period:

  • Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff, or using a handheld container

  • Drip irrigation, or irrigation using soaker hoses

  • Irrigation of personal food gardens

  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes during installation, and for 30 days immediately after installation

  • Use of water sourced from private water wells or surface water (such as lakes, ponds, streams) by a property owner if the water source is on the property

  • Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems

Outdoor water use for any other purposes, such as washing cars, is still restricted to the odd/even watering schedule.  Odd-numbered addresses can use water outside for these activities on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Can your landscape beat the summer heat?  If not, we can help!   Handy Andy Outdoors can create more shade by strategically adding trees or hardscaping to your landscape, or we can recommend and install plants that are built to withstand our hot summer temperatures.  If you need more information about how to prepare your landscape for Georgia summers, contact Handy Andy Outdoors today by clicking here, or by phone (770) 458-8505. 

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