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ATLANTA -- Governor Sonny Perdue has announced a reduction on restrictions on outdoor watering in Georgia, particularly on landscaping.
Perdue said new landscaping may be watered for 30 days during any ten-week period instead of each day for one month only.
He also says limited hand watering will be allowed on established lawns and gardens this summer.
The new exemptions will only be granted after completing an online water use program. Perdue made the announcement at the Georgia Agribusiness Legislative Breakfast.
He says the new plan, relying on the honor system, will give retailers the confidence to stock new landscaping materials and producers the confidence to grow them.
The governor says it will renew confidence in the strength of Georgia's landscaping industry.
Perdue was expected to issue an announcement on outdoor swimming pools.
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