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Water Restrictions

 

Water  Restrictions

Water Restrictions Phase III

Effective May 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021:
Phase III Water Restrictions will be in place.  Even numbered properties will be restricted to Mondays between 5:00am to 8:00am. Odd numbered properties will be restricted to Tuesday 5:00am to 8:00am.  These tighter restrictions are a result of exceeding the performance standard of 65 residential gallons per capita per day set by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  Our residential gallons per capita per day was 72 for calendar year 2020 and this is primarily influenced by excessive outdoor watering.  These tighter restrictions will remain in effect for all of 2021 unless further restrictions are required.  At this time the Massachusetts Drought Taskforce has issued a Level 2 Significant Drought Advisory for all of southeastern Massachusetts limiting non-essential outdoor use.  We ask residents to check and reduce the operation of their irrigation systems and follow the prescribed day and operational hours.   Residents will be notified if further emergency restrictions are required. 

The table below shows which days lawn watering is allowed:

PHASE III LAWN WATERING SCHEDULE
Sunday
  • No lawn watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.
Monday
  • Addresses ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (even numbers). Sprinklers or irrigation systems may be watered between the hours of 5 AM and 8 AM.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.
Tuesday
  • Addresses ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (odd numbers).  Sprinklers or irrigation systems may be watered between the hours of 5 AM and 8 AM.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.
Wednesday
  • No lawn watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.
Thursday
  • No lawn watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.
Friday
  • No lawn watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems.
  • Handheld hoses are allowed anytime.


  Penalties for not complying with this regulation are as follows:

  •  Written warning for the first violation
  •  $50.00 for the second violation
  •  $100.00 for subsequent violations

To report violations please call the Water Division at 508.230.0850