Gilmer among 52 Georgia counties in Level 2 drought
Gilmer is of one of 52 Georgia counties in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has elevated the current drought response from a Level l to a Level 2.
Outdoor watering restrictions
﹣ 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 p.m. and 10 a.m.
﹣ Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Prohibited outdoor water use
﹣ 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.
﹣ Noncommercial washing of vehicles.
﹣ Noncommercial pressure washing.
﹣ Fundraising car washes.
Allowed water use for level 1 and 2
﹣ Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.
﹣ Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.
﹣ Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day. Hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or hand-held container may be done at any time of day.
﹣ General landscape watering may be done between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. on the designated days.
More water conservation and drought information available online at EPD.Georgia.gov/water-conservation.