Given the recent Declaration of Level 3 – Critical Drought issued by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the State of Massachusetts, as well as the Town of Maynard’s water utility capacity constraints. The Department of Public Works Water Division is unable to operate our water utility to meet the current peak hour demand. Our water storage tanks are indicating a net loss daily with all three water treatment production facilities working at maximum production capabilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Implementation of the Level 2 Water use Restriction will alleviate peak demand stress and should ensure that the Town of Maynard can continue to provide essential public drinking water use for its customers.
Under Level 2 Water Use Restrictions, non-essential outdoor water use is prohibited at all times. The restriction allows the Town’s water system that is trying to meet peak demand to provide essential services and ensure an adequate supply of water for drinking and fire protection.
Examples of nonessential outdoor water uses include but not limited to:
- Uses that are not required for health or safety reasons.
- 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.\
Example of acceptable outdoor water use includes:
- Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9 am and after 5 pm.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 978-897-1317.
For more information, please visit the DPW Water Restrictions page.