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Outdoor Water Use Schedule
Why a Water Use Schedule?
On average, a single-family home devotes at least 30 percent of its water for outdoor uses such as landscape irrigation. Unfortunately, up to 50 percent of that water can go to waste without efficient watering practices. The Outdoor Water Use Schedule encourages Georgians to use water-efficient practices and reduce wasteful loss. The schedule changes depending on drought conditions.
Current Non-Drought Watering Schedule - updated for 2022
Use of an automated watering system or lawn sprinkler for planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, or shrubs is allowed between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
You can use water outdoors at any time for:
Not allowed at any time:
If you have any questions regarding outdoor water use, please call the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office at 706-613-3729. These guidelines are consistent with The Georgia Water Stewardship Act (June 2010).
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