DeKalb Eases Ourdoor Water Use Schedule

Per commissioner Jeff Rader:

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that DeKalb County will adopt the non-drought schedule for outdoor water use declared by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) on June 10, 2009.

Under a non-drought schedule, outdoor water use is allowed three days a week on assigned days using odd and even-numbered addresses.
• Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
• Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Water use may occur at any time of the day on the assigned days, but to be water efficient, landscape watering should not occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“By taking the initiative to conserve water, DeKalb County residents have conserved approximately 5.7 billion gallons of water since January 2008,” said Francis T. Kung’u, Director for Watershed Management.
For additional information, please visit the Department of Watershed Management’s website at