I think Atlanta is doing the right thing. I’m not in favor of filling up the jails with grass waterers — the legal kind of grass.
Scofflaws of Atlanta’s outdoor watering restrictions would no longer face jail time for hydrating their hydrangeas if the City Council approves a recommendation made Tuesday by one of its committees.
The council’s Utilities Committee voted to remove all criminal penalties for breaking watering bans that are imposed to conserve water during droughts. State law lets — but doesn’t require — local governments to impose penalties of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.