What is the schedule for outdoor watering?
Year-round watering restrictions (Level 1) exist and are listed below, and additional restrictions may be imposed by the State Department of Natural Resources/EPD via the Fayette County Water System during higher drought conditions (Level 2 or higher). Please follow the link at the bottom to determine if additional restrictions apply.

Outdoor watering (includes sprinkler systems, personal at-home car washing, and personal at-home pressure washing [not private companies performing these services]) are restricted to the following days/times:

Year Round Restrictions
- Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays before 10:00 AM and after 4:00 PM
- Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses can water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays before 10:00 AM and after 4:00 PM
- NO OUTDOOR WATERING between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM


The following outdoor water uses are allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone:

- Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
- Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
- Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
- Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
- Irrigation of personal food gardens;
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
- Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
- Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
- Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
- Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
- Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
- Hydro seeding.
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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. Can I remain anonymous?
3. Do ordinances only apply to areas of my property that can be see from the road?
4. Can I park my car in the front yard?
5. Is parking on the street a violation?
6. How tall can grass be?
7. Can you make my neighbor rake their leaves, trim their shrubs, or cut down a tree?
8. What is the schedule for outdoor watering?
9. Can I have an RV or Camper at my home?
10. Can someone stay in an RV or Camper?
11. What happens if I do not comply with a Notice of Violation?