The City of Hoschton is a small community and a wonderful place to call home. It is located just off Interstate 85 in Jackson County in north Georgia, about 35 miles northeast of the Atlanta perimeter. Jackson County is included in the 10 fastest growing counties in the country yet offers an abundance of open spaces and unspoiled views of the state's Piedmont Region - just south of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our climate is moderate, pleasant, and enjoyable for a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Our city mixes the advantage of small town living and the convenience of being less than 45 minutes from urban areas such as Athens, Gainesville and metro Atlanta for shopping, dining and entertainment. On behalf of all of our citizens, please visit our community and make yourself at home.
Drought Response Level 2.
During Drought Responses Level 2, permittees shall implement all Drought Responses Level 1 measures plus the following additional Drought Responses Level 2 measures:
(a) General Outdoor Watering. Outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants, as described in Rule 391-3-30-03 (1) (a), shall be limited to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. "Even numbered address" means an address number ending with the number 0,2,4,6,8, or the site does not have a numbered address. "Odd numbered address" means an address ending with the number 1,3,5,7, or 9.
(b) Specific Categories of Outdoor Water Use. The outdoor water uses listed in Rule 391-3-30-.03 (1)(b) shall be allowed.
(c) The following outdoor water uses shall not be allowed, except as provided below:
1. Washing hard surfaces such as streets, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, except when necessary for public health and safety;
2. using water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains, reflecting pools, and waterfalls;
3. use of fire hydrants, except for the purposes of firefighting, public health, safety, or flushing.
4. Washing vehicles, such as cars, boats, trailers, motorbikes, airplanes, or golf carts;
5. Non-commercial washing, or pressure washing, of building or structures, except for immediate fire protection; and
6. Charity, or non-commercial fund-raiser, car washes.
Rule 391-3-30-.07 Drought Response Strategies
Professional Exemptions. The following commercial outdoor water uses are exempt from the Outdoor Water Use restrictions of this rule:
(a) Pressure washing
(b) Permanent car wash facility, provided that it is connected to a sanitary sewer system of a political subdivision or local government authority or recycles uses wash water;
(c) Construction sites;
(d) Watering-in of pesticides and herbicides on turf; and
(c) Other activities essential to daily business
E-Verify Number 14233
Date of Authorization 8-5-08
Date of Authorization 8-5-08