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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Outdoor Watering Returns to Normal Schedule

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On March 8, 2018 the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) lifted the Level 1 Drought Response that had remained in effect for north Georgia after an extended drought during 2016 and 2017.

With the Level 1 Drought Response lifted, the entire state reverts to non-drought outdoor water use schedule. Although the Level 1 Drought Response has been lifted, please remember that there is a standard outdoor watering schedule that Georgians should follow even in non-drought conditions, put in place through the Water Stewardship Act of 2010. Under this Act, all types of outdoor water use are acceptable, but landscape watering should only occur before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily. Watering during this time frame minimizes evaporation during the warmest part of the day and therefore makes the water use more effective for the plants and grasses. We ask that Marietta Water customers continue to be good stewards of our water and adhere to the non-drought watering schedule. More information on the non-drought schedule is at

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