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Watering ban exemptions
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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.

Sod producers

Ornamental growers

Fruit and vegetable growers

Retail garden centers

Hydro-seeding

Power-washing

Construction sites (to establish vegetative cover after earth moving)

Producers of food and fiber

Car washes

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."

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