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Outdoor Watering Restrictions

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Current Outdoor Watering Rules

On September 7, 2017, The Director of Georgia Environmental Protection Division reduced the Drought Response Level from Level 2 to Level 1. Outdoor irrigation is permitted 7 days a week before 10AM and after 4PM.

For more information or further clarification please review the frequently asked questions.

We encourage customers to conserve our water resources. Information on indoor and outdoor water conservation can be found on the Water Efficiency Program pages. Cobb County Water System has free conservation kits and comprehensive education resources on how to use water efficiently indoors and outdoors.

Water Waste Reporting

We hope all citizens follow the watering schedule currently in place allowing irrigation daily between 4PM-10AM. Cobb County Water System also wants to encourage citizens to utilize that water efficiently and alert us to water waste.

Examples of Water Waste

We hope all citizens follow the watering schedule currently in place during the Level 2 Drought Response. Cobb County Water System also wants to encourage citizens to utilize that water efficiently and alert us to water waste.

    Examples of Water Waste
    • Visible leak running without repair
    • Allowing a hose to run unattended without a shutoff nozzle
    • Misdirected sprinklers watering pavement and impermeable objects
    • Broken or missing sprinkler heads causing excessive runoff

If citizens want to find out more about outdoor watering rules and best practices or alert our water efficiency team to water waste please contact waterefficiency@cobbcounty.org or call 770-419-6278.

Water waste and violations of current watering restrictions are subject to the following penalties.
  • First violation – written warning
  • Second Violation - $100.00 fine
  • Third Violation - $250.00 fine
  • Fourth and subsequent violations - $500.00 and possible service disconnection
  • Thank you for your community support and cooperation as we promote continued wise and conservative water use.