Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"it is important for residents to comply with the full water ban until further notice"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A stringent water ban is in effect throughout town after a mechanical failure at the main treatment plant late Saturday night caused heavy smoke and forced a shutdown of the facility, in addition to two associated wells.

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen on Monday said the ban will remain in effect until further notice, as officials work to determine the cause of the failure, assess damages and undertake necessary repairs and replacements.

“We don’t know how long this (ban) will be in effect for,” Hellen said.

The DPW put out an advisory about the ban early on Sunday, stepping up water use restrictions from the conservation measures that are always in effect and that allow all types of watering one day a week according to a schedule based on address."
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No longer allowed during the ban are the following uses:
  • Irrigation of lawns and landscaping via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems
  • Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks
Residents may continue to water gardens, flowers and ornamental plants, but with hand-held hoses only.

Franklin DPW headquarters building
Franklin DPW headquarters building

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