Outdoor Watering Restrictions


Drought conditions across most of Georgia have worsened, and EPD Director Rick Dunn announced Thursday, Nov. 17 that elevated response is necessary. Fifty-two counties (including Hall County) have moved from Level 1 to Level 2 Response, requiring outdoor water use restrictions. 

Level 2 Drought Response adds restrictions to outdoor uses. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week, determined by odd- and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Prohibited outdoor water uses under Level 2 Drought Response include:

  • Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks
  • Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains
  • The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety
  • Non-commercial washing of vehicles
  • Non-commercial pressure washing
  • Fundraising car washes

For more information on Gainesville's outdoor watering policy click here.