Perhaps in the future, if you waste water you can go to a watering school instead of paying a fine as many people do for driving tickets.
Look out. The clay pot cops may discover all the houseplants you have sitting in those water wasting saucers.
In Atlanta, you can be certified to water your landscape. They have an Outdoor Water Use Registration Program. Huh?
What it is: The Outdoor Water Use Registration Program, which includes an “awareness quiz,” grants water-conscious gardeners permission to water any grass seed or plants installed in the previous 30 days. The program applies to North Georgians (including metro Atlantans) under a level IV stage of drought. Not sure if this applies to you? Check with your water provider.
When you need it: Whether you’re hiring a crew or doing it yourself, homeowners with newly installed plants, or those aerating or reseeding lawns, must be certified before watering the new garden or lawn. Certification allows you to water for 30 days during a 10-week period, between midnight and 10 a.m.; those with odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while even-numbered addresses may use their irrigation systems Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. During installation, new landscapes may be watered at any time. All types of supplemental irrigation are allowed with the certification —- including installed irrigation systems, drip irrigation, soaker hoses, oscillating and overhead sprinklers.