"Today (Friday - 8/19/16) I listened in on a state wide conference call from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and as expected things do not look good considering the current drought we are in. The forecast for any sizable rainfall to help our water issue does not look good. No sustained rain fall in the near future.
Given the fact that citizens for the most part are heeding the current water ban in town, we still have trouble with private well owners. Despite the fact that the ban is not covering these private well uses, I ask anyone with private wells to please respect the water ban and avoid watering lawns, washing cars, and other outdoor water activities.
We all share the same water, public and private. Please conserve water!
Note: there is a $200 fine for anyone not following the water ban guidelines.
This is extremely important to the health, safety and well being of our community."Thank you,
Councillor Glenn Jones
Franklin Town Council
- Governor Baker's Press Release
“With much of Massachusetts continuing to experience extremely dry conditions, I am asking the public to administer best water conservation practices for the foreseeable future,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By minimizing water use, especially while outside, we will collectively take crucial steps necessary to enable ground water and reservoirs to rebound quicker as we work together to manage and reduce the effects of a statewide drought. Individuals should also check with their city or town officials to find out what local restrictions are in place as they vary from community to community.”
|U.S. Drought Monitor|