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Water Restriction Information

Current Status: Non-Drought Water Use Schedule

Forsyth County is currently on a Non-Drought Water Use Schedule.  This water schedule allows all types of water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily. This is done to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day.  All citizens are urged to be good stewards of our water resources and conserve water year-round.

Did you know that Forsyth County has an ordinance in place to prevent water loss through inefficient irrigation practices, malfunctioning irrigation systems, or visible outdoor leaks.  The Waste of Water Prohibitions (Sec. 18-188 of the Forsyth County Municipal Code) lists specific activities related to outdoor water use that are prohibited at any time throughout the year, regardless of Drought Response Level.

Exemption for Newly Installed Plantings/Landscaping

The irrigation of new plants and 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 shall be allowed under Georgia EPD Drought Management regulations.  However, Forsyth County requires a Landscape Exemption Form for newly planted landscaping during the 30 day period. 

This form must be completed and faxed (770-781-2163) or brought by in person to the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department (110 East Main St., Suite 150, Cumming GA 30040) before the exemption will be permitted.

Note: Landscape Exemption Forms are not required when non-drought restrictions are in place.  

Landscape Exemption Form

Contact Information

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 150
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2160
 Fax: 770-781-2163
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

To provide Forsyth County with the highest quality of water and sewer service through progressive leadership and environmental stewardship.