NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT!! *

The state Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 2 drought in 52 counties, including metro Atlanta and much of north Georgia, that limits outdoor watering to two days a week. With little rain and smoke-spewing wildfires creeping toward metro Atlanta, the order calls for the toughest water limits since the devastating droughts of the late 2000s.

The state’s order on Thursday restricts outdoor watering to an odd-even schedule. Residents in even-numbered addresses can water Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m., while those in odd-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

Washing hard surfaces, such as streets and sidewalks, using water for ornamental purposes, non-commercial pressure washing and car washing and the use of fire hydrants except for firefighting is also banned. For more information on the watering restrictions, visit the Gwinnett County Water Resource page, or follow this link:  https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/PublicUtilities

*AJC.com/2016/11/17

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