9/22/22: Ban lifted for all nonessential waster use in Town
The Board of Selectmen voted, effectively immediately, to lift their ban of all nonessential water use in Town. They are encouraging residents to follow the DEP guidelines, which recommends limiting outdoor watering to hand-held hoses or watering cans, to be used only after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m.
*Essential uses are defined by MassDEP as uses required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of livestock; or e) to meet the core functions of a business. Nonessential uses are those other than essential uses.
For more information on the State's drought status and management, please visit the State’s Drought Management Taskforce website
The Board of Selectmen adopted the Water Restriction Bylaw Enforcement Policy on August 18, 2022.
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More information may be found on the Town's Water Resource Information Page.