What about watering new lawns and landscaping?

All tree and shrub plantings and new lawns should be planted in the spring or fall to avoid irrigation during the summer months when water use should be limited. In addition, plants native to the region can be used in your landscape design to reduce watering needs.

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1. What authority does the Town of Dover have to implement and enforce water use restrictions?
2. How does Dover determine when to recommend special water conservation actions?
3. How do I find out information about the present level of recommended water conservation actions?
4. What are the drought levels used by the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force and what do the levels mean?
5. It just rained X inches this weekend. How can we still be in a drought?
6. Why is outdoor water conservation focused on irrigation systems?
7. What features should a lawn irrigation have in order to reduce unnecessary water usage?
8. What actions can I take to reduce my outdoor watering?
9. What about watering new lawns and landscaping?
10. What can I do to conserve water indoors?