- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - One Georgia city has issued an outdoor watering ban because of the drought.

WSB TV reports the ban, which went into effect Monday, affects all customers of the city of Blairsville water system.

Mayor Tim Conley says the ban in Blairsville, which is about 100 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, is in effect until further notice.

Officials in Canton in Cherokee County have asked residents to refrain from watering lawns or washing cars because its water plant can’t provide enough water to meet the demand.

Canton gets its water from the Etowah River, which has seen decreasing water levels.

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Information from: WSB-AM, https://wsbradio.com/

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