By admin | August 5, 2011
WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED AUGUST 23.
On August 5, 2011 streamflow, as measured at the Green River USGS streamflow gauge station #01333000, dropped below 19 cubic feet per second (cfs) for three consecutive days. Effective immediately and in accordance with Williamstown’s Water Management Act Permit, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection requires the following mandatory outside water use restrictions in order to protect streamflow for aquatic life and to assure a sustainable drinking water supply.
No non-essential outdoor water use allowed. This includes:
- irrigation of lawns except by means of a hand-held hose outside the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM;
- washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety; and
- washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks except as is necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
The Williamstown Water Department is required (per our Water Management Act Permit) to enforce these restrictions until the Green River streamflow exceeds 19cfs for seven consecutive days at which time you will be notified of the elimination of the restrictions. Any person or entity who fails to comply with this order is subject to a fine in the amount of $50 for the first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense.
Topics: Water & Sewer Department 458-3383 |
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