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Permanent Watering ban likely

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – State legislators are close to putting permanent water regulations into place. Governor Sonny Perdue's water conservation bill will almost certainly become law.

Wednesday, Both the Senate and House approved identical bills which would ban watering from 10 AM to 4:00 PM every day.

The state and communities could put tougher restrictions in place anytime. Lorie Farkas at Water, Gas, and Light says restrictions that remain the same from year to year will make it easier for people to understand the rules.

Farkas said, "Every year they would change. So people during the spring and summer would get used to one set of how they could water and the very next spring it would change and it really was awful. You just had so many people breaking the rules and not realizing It and it was very confusing."

If the current version of the bill becomes law, local governments would have until January first to implement the new guidelines.

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