When can I water outside?

In 2010, Governor Perdue signed The Georgia Water Stewardship Act (GWSA) into law.  Athens-Clarke County’s non-drought Outdoor Watering Schedule is consistent with the guidelines required by the GWSA.  

The non-drought Outdoor Watering Schedule is in place at all times unless the GA Environmental Protection Division requires additional restrictions as in times of drought.  Notification of outdoor watering changes will be posted on the Public Utilities Department website, social media, in News Flash alerts, and through other communication outlets.

General Rule of Thumb for Daily Watering
Using 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. 
For exceptions, visit our Outdoor Watering Schedule webpage or click for a pdf version.

Official Watering Restrictions

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