Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Full water bans are rare in Franklin"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

In spite of widespread efforts to get the word out about a full water ban that’s in effect, not everyone is getting the message.

Public works officials reported via the DPW’s Facebook page on Monday that more than 100 homes were identified Sunday night as still running irrigation systems.

Under the ban, town water customers may not do any outdoor watering - except for watering vegetable gardens and ornamental plants by hand-held hose - until further notice as part of emergency water conservation efforts to ensure adequate water for consumption and fire suppression.

The ban was put into effect July 7 after a mechanical failure at the town’s main treatment plant late on July 6 that caused heavy smoke and forced a shutdown of the facility, in addition to the town’s two largest and oldest wells that are associated with the plant.

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auto sprinkler system watering the grass during 2016 drought
auto sprinkler system watering the grass during 2016 drought

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