Know When to Water

New rules for outdoor water use in the State of Georgia went into effect on June 1, 2010. The green industry wants you to WATER SMART!
Outdoor landscape irrigation is now allowed 7 days per week between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor irrigation is not allowed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with the exception of the following uses:

  • Irrigation of personal food gardens
  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of in¬stallation
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses
  • Hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container
  • Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation
  • Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water
  • Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas
  • Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems
  • Hydro-seeding
  • Commercial agricultural operations
  • Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applica¬ble local ordinances and state guidelines
  • Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code
  • Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water

For more information about efficient water use in the landscape, please visit:

phone: (770) 345-5581            fax: (770) 345-7946