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Help Stop Illegal Dumping

Help us to protect Atlanta communities.  If you actively witness illegal dumping, call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS to leave an anonymous message.  Rewards of up to $2000 are offered for cases leading to prosecution. Cases of suspected illegal dumping should be reported to ATL311 (404-546-0311).

Watering Restrictions Currently in Effect

Drought conditions across Atlanta and most of Georgia have worsened, and today 52 counties have moved from Level 1 to Level 2 Response, requiring outdoor water use restrictions. In the City of Atlanta, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week, determined by odd- and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.  Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Even on allowable days, it's encouraged that watering be limited to when plants are showing stress.   Read more.


Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 2 drought response

Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division declared a Level 2 drought response on Nov. 17, 2016 across 52 counties, including those for Metro Atlanta. As a result, outdoor water use for lawns, gardens and trees is now restricted to two days a week in all affected counties, and all local utilities, including the Department of Watershed Management, are required to select and implement certain drought response strategies. In addition to watering restrictions, water at restaurants will be limited to by request only. To report misuse of water, please call 404-546-0311. ​