Water Department Rules & Regulations


Article Twenty-Eighth of the May 6, 2008 ATM

Water Use Restriction Bylaw





 This Bylaw is adopted by the Town under its police powers to protect public health and welfare and its powers under M.G.L. c.40, §21 et seq as amended from time to time and implements the Town’s authority to regulate water use pursuant to M.G.L. c. 41, §69B. This Bylaw also implements the Town’s authority under M.G.L. c. 40, §41A, conditioned upon a declaration of water supply emergency issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Art. 43, 5/2/2000)  


58-2.2 PURPOSE.

 The purpose of this Bylaw is to protect, preserve and maintain the public health, safety and welfare whenever there is in force a State of Water Supply Conservation or State of Water Supply Emergency providing for enforcement of any duly imposed restrictions, requirement, provisions or conditions imposed by the Town or by the Department of Environmental Protection and to comply with Water Management Act requirements as administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. 




Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction

mansign Nonessential outdoor use is limited to hand-held implements before 9 AM or after 5 PM each day.  The use of irrigation systems or lawn sprinklers is prohibited.

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