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Model Ordinance: Outdoor Landscape Watering

November 2, 2010
Before January 1, 2011, all cities and counties in Georgia are required to adopt outdoor watering restrictions in conformity with O.C.G.A. § 12-5-7(a.1).
This code section prohibits outdoor watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., except for certain exempted uses such as certain commercial uses, use of reclaimed water and irrigation of new plants.

GMA has published a model outdoor watering ordinance which cities may wish to use.
The sample ordinances, agreements, job descriptions and other documents listed here are provided as examples only and should not be utilized until a thorough analysis of the respective document has been undertaken by the city.

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Model and sample ordinances, agreements and other documents are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. Cities should consult with their city attorney to obtain legal advice about a proposed course of action.