Residents Reminded to Water Less in Winter  

By Sean Burgess - 
Public Works Director 

Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and conserving it remains one of the hottest topics of the day. Now that winter is here, you can go a bit further to help conserve this resource by watering your landscape less often. Please be mindful if you have your irrigation system on a timer that you will have to adjust it depending upon the weather. As temperatures drop near freezing, systems should be turned off to prevent standing water, which can create icy and hazardous conditions along the roads, community paths, and curbs. 

Although many of your landscape plants continue to grow roots throughout the winter and need moisture to survive, they do not require nearly as much water as they do in warmer months. Fall and winter watering (October through March) should be done once or twice per month, depending on weather, temperature, and soil conditions. Be sure to water when temperatures are above 40 degrees. It is advisable to have a rain gauge or weather station on your system, as this will allow certain seasonal adjustments to occur automatically. 

Residents are reminded that Chatham County watering restrictions apply year round. This restriction mandates that odd-numbered address water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Even-numbered addresses should water only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. 

For more water conservation suggestions, visit Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s  website for Water Conservation ( 

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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