Forsyth County is among the 52 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has raised the state’s drought response to Level 2. The declaration came in light of the lack of rain and increased dryness. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday with the exception of the mid-day hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on Thursday and Sunday with the exception of the mid-day hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Prohibited outdoor water uses include:

  • Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.
  • Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.
  • The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.
  • Non-commercial washing of vehicles.
  • Non-commercial pressure washing.
  • Fundraising car washes.

To view the water uses that are allowed, visit Forsyth County encourages citizens to practice water conservation. For information on conservation and efficiency programs, visit

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    Cumming GA 30040
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    Our Mission

    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

    Our Vision

    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.