Outdoor Watering Schedule
Water is our most precious natural resource and in a movement to acknowledge its value the state legislature passed the Georgia Water Stewardship Act in 2010. The Act places restrictions on outdoor water use for all Georgians. It uses sound science and a little common sense to limit irrigation of yards to the morning, late afternoon, and evening hours. Georgians may NOT use outdoor water to irrigate between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Here in Garden City and throughout Chatham County, our water challenges started back in the 1940’s when we discovered that saltwater was contaminating the Floridan Aquifer. This aquifer provides our high-quality drinking water. In June 2006 Garden City and all of Chatham County were declared to be in a Red Zone by the Georgian Environmental Protection Division, which means we must manage our water more strictly. Garden City's drinking water permit limits our water customers (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) to a three day outdoor water use schedule as follows:
NO watering on Fridays
NO watering between 10am and 4pm….AND
Follow the 3 day watering schedule:
Even-numbered properties may water Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Odd-numbered properties may water Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays