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DeKalb County publishes press releases related to all county government news. Our office will make an effort to publish these releases to the Web site when they are important to District 6. If you would like to see all the current County press releases go to http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/news.html.
The DeKalb Department of Watershed Management urges residents to follow these watering restrictions set forth by the Georgia EPD, which states that outdoor watering should be limited to the hours between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day when more evaporation occurs. There are several exceptions, such as new plantings, listed athttp://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation.
In addition, DeKalb County is encouraging residents to conduct a modified outdoor watering according to the odd/even schedule:
- Odd-numbered addresses to irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
- Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses to irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Additionally, DeKalb County offers these tips to residents for saving water:
- Use a rain gauge to determine how much rain has occurred over the week before watering outdoor plants. Most outdoor plants need an inch of water per week.
- Water lawns and plants in several short sessions instead of one long session. This reduces runoff and allows water to infiltrate into soil and plant roots.
- Water lawns only when needed. If the blades of grass don’t bounce back after walking across the lawn, it is time to water. (More plants die from over watering than under watering.)
- Water lawns and plants in the early morning and late evening.
- Check for water leaks inside and outside and repair when found.
- Shorten showers and turn off water when shaving or brushing teeth.
- Fill dishwashers and washing machines to ensure there is a full load every time.
- Sweep hard surfaces such as streets, sidewalks and driveways instead of washing.
For more information on the latest drought status, go to www.northgeorgiawater.organd click on “Latest Water Stats.”
For additional conservation tips, visit www.mydropcounts.org.
Play In Pink!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and athletes everywhere are going to be showing their support of finding a cure for breast cancer by wearing Pink. In Super District 6, our Play It Again Sports, has the Pink gear you need because this October, Everybody Plays in Pink. PINK laces, mouth guards, socks, receiver gloves and more! Wear your PINK proudly! Get Your Pink on this October at Play It Again Sports!
Play It Again Sports Decatur, GA
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy 30033
Buy one, Plant one Saturday, October 1st at the Carter Center
If you want to do a favor for yourself, your children, grandchildren and the generations to follow: plant a tree. From October to March is the best time for planting a tree. Please plant a tree that provides shade and that has a long life span; like an oak, elm, tulip poplar, beech or gum.
Trees Atlanta is having their annual tree sale on October 1st at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway. Your local garden center has plenty of trees available too. A tree will be a valuable addition to your home. By shading your house, it can save electricity and money. It will add value to your home for resale and it can reduce your need to water lawns.
Find the right place for a big tree. And some day in the future when it gets big and shady, somebody will thank you for planting it.
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Keeping Your Loved Ones Protected from Mosquito Related IllnessesWhile mosquito season is usually associated with the hotter summer months, it actually begins much earlier and extends well into autumn.
If you’re like most people you probably didn’t give much thought to mosquitoes – until you get a red, itchy welt on your skin. However as West Nile and Zika are raising major health concerns, with the help of our Board of Health, we are providing helpful links to information used by the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
In a nutshell, in addition to bug sprays, we need to eliminate any outdoor standing water from flower pots to old tires.