Here’s a blurb from the AJC that’s a few days old, but I hadn’t heard it, so I thought it deserved a post.
DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones on Friday announced the county was lifting its drought-related ban on the use of water for pools beginning April 1.
The decision gives pool operators two months to prepare for the traditional opening on Memorial Day.
DeKalb also will allow outdoor watering of shrubs and plants, but not lawns. The watering may be done with a hand-held hose for 25 minutes between midnight and 10 a.m. three days a week.
Even-numbered addresses can water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Hmm…I’m glad to hear about the plants and shrubs, but I’m a little surprised about the pools.
A check of the great blog, Atlanta Water Shortage, gives us an update on the drought status of the region. Sounds like its still very necessary to conserve water. Who knows how long this lifted ban will last.