Outdoor Water Use Schedule

When to Water
Non-Drought Outdoor Water Use Schedule - Effective August 8, 2013
These restrictions are consistent with the The Georgia Water Stewardship Act (June 2010)

Daily Watering
For planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, or shrubs, the best time to water is between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Outdoor Water Uses
You can use water outdoors any time for:
  • Drip or soaker hose irrigation
  • Hand watering with a hose with an automatic cut-off or with a handheld container
  • Hydroseeding
  • Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems
  • Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas
  • Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation
  • Watering new and replanted plants or seeds
  • Watering personal food gardens

Odd / Even Watering Schedule
Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd / even watering schedule:
  • Even-numbered addresses or unnumbered address on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
  • Odd-numbered address on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday

Learn More
If you have any questions regarding outdoor water use, please call the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office at 706-613-3729.

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