Fulton County Outdoor Watering Schedule
Effective January 1, 2010
In accordance with the Georgiaâ€™s Environmental Protection Division, outdoor water use is on a â€śnon-droughtâ€ť schedule.
Citizens may water three days a week
â€˘Â Odd-numbered addresses allowed to water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
â€˘Â Even-numbered and un-numbered addresses permitted to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
â€˘Â No watering on Friday.
â€˘Â Outdoor water use may occur at any time of the day on the assigned days; however, landscape watering is discouraged between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. because of the limited effectiveness of watering during those hours.
â€˘Â Allowed only during the designated odd/even days you are allowed to use water outdoors.
â€˘Â Noncommercial (fundraisers) car washes are only allowed during the designated days for the site hosting the event.
The following is a partial list of outdoor water usages which are allowed on any day and
are not subject to the odd/even schedule.
â€˘Â Newly installed landscapes in place less than thirty days. After thirty days, must follow non drought schedule.
Â A â€śnewly installed landscapeâ€ť is any plant, seed or turf that has been planted less than 30 days. Replanting or reseeded in an existing lawn is also considered a newly installed landscape. New landscape can be installed by anyone (professional or homeowner/property owner). Irrigation of newly installed landscape is allowed any day of the week, but only during allowed hours for the drought response level in effect, for a period of 30 days following installation. After 30 days,the non-drought schedule applies.
â€˘Â Watering in pesticides and herbicides.
â€˘Â Irrigation of personal food gardens.
â€˘Â Outdoor water fountains.
â€˘Â Swimming pools.
â€˘Â Water may be used to wash hard surfaces, such as streets, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, schoolbuses, fire trucks, emergency vehicles and police cars ONLY when necessary for public health and safety.
â€˘Â Water may be used for other activities essential to daily business (This exemption refers to activities that are part of a primary operation of a business. For example, a window washing business or a mobile car wash business is included in this category).
Please note that the list is not all inclusive. A complete copy of the exemptions is located at www.gaepd.org/Documents/outdoorwater.html
For more questions please contact: Jennifer McLaurin at 404-612-8745 or Corlette Banks at 404-612-8097