Current Water Ban

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NEW OUTDOOR WATER BAN EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2020.

FULL OUTDOOR WATER BAN

 Effective September 30, 2020 through March 31, 2021, all non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited.

 The following uses are not allowed by this restriction: 

  • Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.

The following uses are permitted on any day at any time: 

  • Watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plantings by means of a hand-held hose only.
  • Car washing and filling of pools
  • To meet core functions of a business or commercial activity
  • Applying necessary surface treatments (aka washing exterior surfaces) such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement, or cement.

 Penalties:

According to the Town Bylaws Section 5.4 the Town, through its Board of Selectmen, may declare a State of Water Conservation.   Section 5.9 states the Penalties for violating the Water Restriction are: 

  • Any person violating shall be issued a warning for the first violation, shall be liable to the Town in the amount of $50 for the second violation, and $100 for each subsequent violation thereafter.  
  • These fines are non-criminal disposition.