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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Outdoor Watering Ban

The City of Milton, along with Johns Creek, Fulton County and most of metro Atlanta, is currently under a level four drought response that places a complete ban on most types of outdoor residential water use, including watering of lawns. This ban was imposed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and is effective immediately.
Enforcement of this ban currently lies with Fulton County and the State of Georgia. Milton, however, is moving forward with adopting its own ordinance that is consistent with the State ordinance. After adoption of this ordinance, the City will begin enforcing the watering ban. This process will take about a month.

In the meantime, the City will relay any information about offending properties to the appropriate Fulton County and State offices for enforcement. We encourage all residents to adhere to the watering ban and to protect our natural resources during this time of extreme drought.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Milton will enforce the ban, because Fulton County has NEVER done anything to those individuals who think they are special and watered when it suited them. Yes there are quite a few of this type still watering the shoulder of the road and whatever else that pleases them.

Anonymous said...

What about new home construction and the landscaping involved with this? I believe in this situation the owners/ or Landscaping co's have 30 days to water new plants?

Anonymous said...

I believe they stopped the 30 days to water new plantings last week.

gecko said...

What about all the companies that still water their lawns? It stinks watching my lawn die while businesses all over the metro area continue to water their pretty grass. What makes them so special? They don't need their grass for survival any more than I do.

Anonymous said...

well being a gecko and all I would say you need your watered grass pretty bad...huh g e c k o?