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Drought Designation Reduced to Level 1 Response

Mar 14, 2017 by Suzanne Brown

Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division recently eased outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties, including Clayton County, after winter rains brought relief to the drought-ridden area.

“The winter rains and our sustainable water management practices have helped ease drought restrictions,” says P. Michael Thomas, general manager of the Clayton County Water Authority. “We remain in a rainfall deficit and ask customers to continue using water wisely even if we are no under a Level 2 Drought Response.”

Customers are reminded to abide by the state’s permanent year-round outdoor watering restrictions, which limits outdoor watering to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. Certain limited exceptions are set forth in the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act.

For more information, visit the Outdoor Watering Schedule page on this website.

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