The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has announced it will ease outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties to include Rockdale, but not in those north Georgia communities dependent on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water supply.
This places Rockdale County at a current Level 1 Drought Response.
The following activities are allowed under both Level 1 and Level 2 Drought Responses:
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.
- Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
- General landscape watering may be done after 4:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. on the designated days.
More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.