Level 2 drought restrictions in place for DeKalb
Level 2 drought restrictions in place for DeKalb.
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is reminding DeKalb residents and businesses that, despite recent rainfall, the county is still under a Level 2 drought status.
During a Level 2 drought, outdoor watering of lawns, gardens and trees is limited to a maximum of twice a week on an odd/even schedule.
Even addresses and sites with no numbered address may water Wednesdays and Saturdays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m., while those with odd-numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
In addition to mandatory restrictions, the department asks customers to water only as needed, when plants show signs of distress, such as curling, wilting and graying foliage.
Replace water intensive landscape with drought resistant plants.
The department, as the water supplier, is required by the state’s Environmental Protection Division to enforce drought requirements.
Enforcement actions are now being implemented for repeat or significant violations found that can include monetary penalties as well as termination of water service, as warranted.
For more information on water restrictions in DeKalb, visit www.dekalbwatershed.com.