Current exemptions to the watering ban for commercial use include:
Professionally certified or licensed landscapers, golf course contractors and sports turf landscapers: During installation and 30 days following installation only. Professional landscapers must be certified or licensed for commercial exemptions to apply.
Irrigation contractors: During installation and as needed for proper maintenance and adjustments only.
Fruit and vegetable growers
Retail garden centers
Construction sites (to establish vegetative cover after earth moving)
Producers of food and fiber
Water needed to sustain daily business.
Watering-in of pesticides and herbicides on turf.
For complete rules, regulations and exemptions, visit www.gaepd.org, click on "Outdoor Water Use Schedule" and then click on "Rules for Outdoor Water Use."