Ga. loosens watering restrictions

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ATLANTA - Georgia is relaxing its tough watering restrictions.

The state's top environmental official said Tuesday that homeowners can now use drip irrigation and soaker hoses to help maintain their lawns and yards during the drought. Other restrictions - including a ban on most other types of outdoor watering - are still in place.

The change allows residents in the 55-county region to soak shrubs, trees and flower beds up to three days a week. Odd-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays while even-numbered addresses may water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The restrictions were put in place in late 2007 when Georgia was locked in an epic drought.

Carol Couch, Georgia's top environmental official, warned she could repeal the changes if water use rises significantly or the drought worsens.

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Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 03/03/09 - 07:35 pm
Wait a minute! The local

Wait a minute! The local county restrictions are the other way around, right? Don't the Richmond and Columbia restrictions say even addresses are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays...and then odd addresses are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays? I'm confused! I'm pretty sure it's opposite of the state's restrictions.

Debster 03/03/09 - 09:49 pm
My address is odd-numbered

My address is odd-numbered and we water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. There is NO watering - odd or even - on Mondays. Anyone know if this has changed?

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