Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Ban In Effect

Public Works Director Aaron Miklosko announces that the Town of Maynard will have a mandatory outdoor water use restriction beginning Monday June 11th, 2018, and will remain in effect until further notice.

The water restriction is the result of an effort to preserve the town’s water supply following a recent mechanical failure in one of its water production wells.

Under this Water Conservation Restriction, all nonessential outdoor use of water is prohibited at all times. The conservation order will be strictly enforced by local officials.

The elevated conservation restriction will help ensure the town can provide an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection.

As stated in the Town of Maynard Water Management Act permit, “nonessential outdoor water use” includes uses that are not required:

  1. for health or safety reasons;
  2. by regulation;
  3. for the production of food and fiber;
  4. for the maintenance of livestock; or
  5. to meet the core functions of a business

Examples of restricted nonessential outdoor water uses include:

  • irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
  • washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety; and
  • washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

Examples of acceptable outdoor water uses include:

  • irrigation of  lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only; and
  • irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.

For any questions regarding the water restriction, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.

For more information and tips on how you can help conserve water visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.