GA EPD Level 2 Drought

Attention Demorest Water Customers:

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a Level 2 Drought Response, effective immediately, in order to conserve water throughout the state.  In addition to previously enacted Level 1 measures, the following Level 2 Response measures are now in place:

·         General Outdoor Watering. Outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants will be limited to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Odd numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and Sunday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. “Even numbered address” means an address number ending with the number 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or the site does not have a numbered address. “Odd numbered address” means an address ending with the number 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.


·         Specific Categories of Outdoor Water Use.  The following outdoor water uses shall not be allowed, except as provided below: 

 1.) Washing hard surfaces such as streets, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, except when necessary for public health and safety;

2.) Using water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains, reflecting pools, and waterfalls;

 3.) Use of fire hydrants, except for the purposes of firefighting, public health, safety, or flushing;

 4.) Washing vehicles, such as cars, boats, trailers, motorbikes, airplanes, or golf carts;  

 5.) Non-commercial washing, or pressure washing, of buildings or structures, except for immediate fire protection; and

 6.) Charity, or non-commercial fund-raiser, car washes.

 All Demorest water customers are advised and encouraged to follow these restrictions in order to conserve water for our area.  If you have questions regarding these measures, please contact Demorest City Hall at 706.778.4202.