Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority permanent restrictions are is follows:
Please note: On June 24, 2015, the DNR Board adopted Drought Management Rules
that replaced former rule provisions relating to outdoor water use as well as the 2003
Drought Management Plan.
As of December 1, 2010, state law allows residents in Georgia to water any day of the
week, regardless of your address, but only between the hours of 4:00pm and 10:00am.
Outdoor water use not related to landscape irrigation, the customer may use water
any time of the day, any day of the week. Such as washing cars or pressure washing.
The even/odd rules no longer apply during non-drought conditions. They are reinstated
only when a Level Two Drought is declared by the State of Georgia. (You will be notified
if GA EPD enacts these restrictions.)
Hand watering with a shut-off nozzle is allowed any time of the day, any day of the week.
Newly installed landscape is also exempt from the hourly restrictions for the first 30
days following installation. However, 4:00pm to 10:00am is still the most efficient
time to water outdoors. During the heat of the day, sun and wind can cause up to 50
percent of the water to evaporate before it is absorbed by plants.
Drip irrigation is highly efficient and therefore it is exempt from the 4:00pm to 10:00am
rule. It may be used any time, any day.