Today (6/15/22), a Significant Drought was Declared for Southeast and Northeast Regions in MA!!
Reminder Water Conservation Measures Have Been In Effect Since, Thursday, May 12, 2022.
With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Signficant Drought in both the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth.
The declaration of a Level 2 drought continues to reinforce the Town's Water Conservation restrictions as required per our Water Management Act permit through MassDEP. Therefore, the following Water Conservation Measures continue to be in effect.
One day per week outdoor watering. Outdoor watering using sprinklers or automated irrigation systems is restricted to the water user's trash day. If the user does not have Town trash service, the user should water on the same day as the nearest Town trash customer.
Outdoor watering is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Please see our website for more information: https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/pages/water-conservation
Thank you for your cooperation!
Additional info can be found at Drought.gov -> https://www.drought.gov/states/massachusetts/county/norfolk
Additional maps can be found on the Drought Monitor -> https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap.aspx