Easthampton lifts water use restrictions

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Staff Writer
Published: 10/7/2020 2:51:28 PM

EASTHAMPTON — The city has lifted its water use restrictions for those using the public water system, but the Department of Public Works is still urging residents to think about their water consumption.

“We ask that users continue to be mindful of nonessential water consumption as the region has experienced four months of below normal rainfall,” the DPW said in a Monday news release.

The restrictions, implemented in June, limited when and how frequently residents on public water could do such activities as washing their vehicles and watering lawns without a handheld hose. The restrictions were lifted Monday because the city’s water management act permit only required them to be in place through Sept. 30. They were initially put into place due to Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations that mandate restrictions when the Connecticut River drops below a certain quantity of stream flow for three days.

For those interested in the drought conditions in the rest of the state, the DPW is directing residents to visit mass.gov/service-details/current-drought-status.




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