The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is reminding businesses and residents that the county is still under a Level 2 drought status. One of the state-mandated water restrictions prohibits the outdoor washing of vehicles, including charity car washes.
Commercial car washes that are either connected to the sanitary sewer or that recycle used wash water are permitted.
The drought status is still severe in the metro Atlanta area since Lake Lanier, DeKalb’s water source, has not recovered. Water customers are urged to continue complying with the state-mandated restrictions.