Phase III Water Restrictions will be in place. Outdoor watering by sprinklers and irrigation systems is limited to one day per week. 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 graphic below shows which days lawn watering is allowed. 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.