Level 2 drought response issued in local counties

COLUMBUS, Ga. – We haven’t had any rain in the past few weeks and now it’s beginning to have a major impact on the state of Georgia.

On Thursday some areas are now facing a level 2 drought response because of the lack of rainfall in the Chattahoochee Basin.

The level 2 response has affected 52 Georgia counties.

Patrick Bowie, the LaGrange Director of Utilities says there are a few rules and regulations that you’ll need to know.

Bowie said, “In terms of outdoor watering of your lawn or your landscape, if you have an even numbered address then you are allowed to water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. and if you have an odd address on Thursday and Sunday you have between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.

If you have a home garden..

“You are allowed to hand water plants so if you have a hose and you need to go out and hand water a plant you can do that,” said Bowie.

The Director of Utilities says the LaGrange community doesn’t have to worry about running out of water.

Bowie said, “We pull out of West Point Lake, that’s where our water source is located and we don’t have any concerns about running out of water or anything like that. This is just preventative to let people know that what we do in LaGrange affects people downstream.”

The city is conserving water, to be prepared for the unexpected.

Meriwether and Harris Counties are also under a level 2 drought response until further notice.

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