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Lack of rain in Newton County; city advises to limit outdoor watering
lake Varner

COVINGTON, Ga. - Does anyone remember what rain looks like?

Currently, the water level at Lake Varner is 696.2 and Newton County is in what is technically known as a "Minor Water Condition" in correlation with its Drought/Emergency Contingency Plan.

In this condition, the county continues to promote water conservation through news and media outlets per the Georgia Water Stewardship Act of 2010. 

The Act allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division. 

In simple terms, if the City of Covington provides your drinking water, please limit watering your lawn / plants between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. 

Praying for rain would help too.