MILLBURY – The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs [EE] declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Southeast Region in the southern region. .
The other six regions of the state remain at level 2.
Aquarion Water Company announced on Tuesday, October 13, that it was enacting water restrictions with the goal of reducing water use by 10%
The restrictions include:
Water waste prohibition:
Failure to repair a controllable leak, including broken sprinkler heads, water services, fire pipes, leaking valves, leaking or broken pipes or faucets;
Knowingly operating an irrigation system with (A) a broken head; (B) a head that is out of adjustment and spraying into the street, parking area, or sidewalk; or (C) a system that is misting/fogging due to excessive water pressure; or
Allowing irrigation water to: (A)run off property forming a stream of water for a distance of 50 feet or greater; (B) run into a storm drain; (C) pond to a depth of ¼ inch or greater; or • Allowing or causing an irrigation system or lawn watering device to operate while it is raining or when temperatures are at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Residents must also:
Identify and repair leaks on private plumbing, automatic irrigations systems and service lines
Refrain from washing of paved areas by any means.