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June 21, 2022 1:00 PM

Full Outdoor Watering Restriction

On June 15, 2022, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs declared a Level 2- Significant Drought. A Full Outdoor Watering Restriction on all non-essential outdoor watering must be implemented immediately.

Outdoor watering restrictions consist of:
NO Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems

The following uses are permitted:
Watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plantings by means of a hand-held hose only, will be allowed before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

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 Select Board, 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.

Water Ban
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