Customers of the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority will soon be able to water their yards and wash their cars one day a week.
When that one day arrives depends upon the last digit of a resident’s address, which means people living at addresses ending in zero or one may only water their yards or wash their cars from midnight to 10 a.m. Mondays.
Call it the luck of the draw.
For addresses ending in two and three, it’s Tuesday; four and five, Wednesday; six and seven, Thursday; and eight and nine, Friday.
Saturdays and Sundays remain dry. Go play golf.
The authority, as of press time, still awaited its official written notification from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) granting its request to go to the new level 4-A. It has been assured that the letter is in the mail.
The scheduling of those days spread throughout the week was decided by the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority so as to even out the usage and put less strain on water systems and upon the Bear Creek Reservoir, from which the authority purchases its water.