Atlantic Waste Dorian Schedule
Atlantic Waste Services will be closed on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. We anticipate a late start on Thursday. Routes will be one day behind schedule. Wednesday route will run on Thursday, Thursday route will run on Friday and Friday route will run on Saturday.
Non Drought Water Use Schedule
Non-drought Outdoor Water Use Schedule
The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It 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.
The following outdoor water uses also are allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone:
- Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
- Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
- Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
- Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
- Irrigation of personal food gardens;
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
- Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
- Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
- Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
- Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
- Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
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New Regulations for Residential Outdoor Burning
All burning operations in the city shall comply with the “Rules for Air Quality Control” chapter 391-3-1 as written and amended by the Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch unless specifically modified herein.
No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit open burning in any area of the city without a permit issued by the Georgia Forestry Commission, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 12-6-90.
The following activities are allowed after a permit is issued:
- Residential Property Maintenance
Burning of leaf piles and other “natural vegetation” such as trees, shrubbery and pine straw on the premises on which they fall by the person in control of the premises are permitted, subject to the described restrictions:
- No burn pile shall be larger than six feet (6’) in diameter by two feet (2’) high. There shall be 10 feet between burn piles. The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure (house, accessory structure, fence, public utility) on piles three feet (3’) to five feet (5’) in diameter and 25 feet where the pile size is three feet (3’) or less in diameter and two feet (2’) or less in height. All fires must be constantly attended by a competent person 16 years of age or older with the ability to extinguish the fire. There shall be no more than two (2) burn piles at any time. No burning of this type will be authorized when the humidity is less than 25 percent or the winds are greater than 10 mph, as provided on the Georgia Forestry Commission daily “wind speed” and “humidity” database (http://weather.gfc.state.ga.us/Maps.html). Failure to comply with these rules which results is an uncontrolled fire or a valid complaint that requires the response of the fire department, will result in the fire being immediately extinguished.
Welcome the new chief of police Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown was born and raised in Pooler, Ga., leaving temporarily but always returning home. A graduate of Groves High School and Armstrong State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, Brown has proudly served with the Savannah Police Department for the last twenty-four years on various departments such as; Undercover Vice, Homicide, and Patrol. Through hard work and commitment Brown was able to work his way through the ranks to become Captain within the department. During his time as Captain he was in command of patrol precincts as well as a variety of specialized units, such as the End Gun Violence program. Grateful for the opportunity he has been given of coming home to Pooler as our new Chief, Brown states that he is happy to get started on this new adventure and eager to serve his home town.