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Monday, June 04, 2007

North Fulton Restricts Watering to Weekends

By MIKE MORRIS / Ajc.com / Published on: 06/04/07

Residents of north Fulton County on Monday joined Atlantans and those living in Sandy Springs and the southern end of the county in being unable to legally water parched lawns on weekdays.
The county's Department of Public Works has now banned outdoor water use on weekdays for most of the county.

The new restrictions, which went into effect Monday morning, allow watering on an odd-even basis on weekends only north of the Chattahoochee River. Even-numbered addresses are permitted to water from midnight to 10 a.m. on Saturday, while odd-numbered addresses may water the same hours on Sunday.

The downtown area of Roswell and the city of Mountain Park — areas served by other jurisdictions — are not under the restrictions.

Also exempted, according to the county's website, are "businesses that depend on water for their livelihood, such as car washes and nurseries."Residents with newly installed landscaping or sod may water for 30 days, according to the website.

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