Gov. Perdue: drought over, turn on spigots

Wed, 06/10/2009 - 1:06pm
By: John Munford

Gov. Sonny Perdue and state water officials announced today that all drought watering restrictions have been lifted.

That means residents can go back to their full outdoor watering uses including the washing of vehicles and pressure washing of buildings. Such use, however, will remain on an odd-even schedule, officials said.

Odd-numbered addresses watering on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses will water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

No watering will be allowed on Fridays.

Although the outdoor water use can occur any time of the day, officials discourage landscape watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m because of limited effectiveness.

This is the first time since June 2006 that the state has not been operating under a restricted watering schedule due to the drought.

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Submitted by DougTucker on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 10:03am.

Yeah! - Doug Tucker/PTC

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Wed, 06/10/2009 - 9:52pm.

The kind you don't bring home to mama.

Call your friends at Georgia EPD and ask them. Perdue wanted to end water rationing in 2008 ... and 2007. Evidently the entire state's economy rests on landscaping.

But it's not like that super motard fat man what ran against him was any better choice.

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Submitted by opustv on Wed, 06/10/2009 - 7:11pm.

They like the revenue from the fines for odd/even violations way too much to let those go. Can't wait for Fayette Co. to try and fine me on an even day now that the governor has stated that the "drought it over." I will bury them in so much litigation the county really will be broke. We went through this in California 15 years ago with arbitrary water restrictions left in place after the fact. Didn't end well for Sacramento at all.

Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 9:17am.

Since you seem fairly well informed on fines, how much $$$ has Fayette County Water Authority collected in fines? Some folks just like to complain.

Submitted by fluffybear on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 9:13am.

Just because the Governor has declared the drought over does not mean he does not have the right to restrict usage. What does it hurt that you keep up with odd-even schedule for a little longer. The governor could have waited until Fall to declare the drought but he didn't, so be thankful.

Submitted by CuriousBob on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 2:36pm.

the norm. I think too many folks have forgotten that the odd/even water has been in place for years. I've lived in Ga. 20 years and I don't remember life without watering restrictions.

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