Water

We are still in a Drought Advisory

 For Regions in Drought Advisory:
· Outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers should be limited to no more than one day per week; and
· Watering with a handheld hose should be limited to after 5pm or before 9 am (to avoid evaporative losses).

Certain water uses are not subject to mandatory restrictions, those include: for health or safety reasons; the production of food and fiber; the maintenance of livestock; and to meet the core functions of a business. Additionally, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is providing technical assistance to communities on managing systems, including assistance on use of emergency connections and water supplies, as well as assisting towns on how to request a declaration of drought emergency.

“We are asking people to heed the restrictions put on non-essential outdoor water use – especially when lawn-watering – that local water suppliers are putting in place to conserve important resources under these adverse conditions,” 
said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “MassDEP will continue to provide technical assistance to water suppliers.”

For more information please see the link below:

http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2016/drought-warning-watch-advisory-issued.html




Consumer Awareness Report


View the 2015 Consumer Awareness (Water Quality) Report online (PDF). As per usual, the water supply in Williamstown is clean and safe.
http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2016/drought-warning-watch-advisory-issued.html
http://www.mass.gov/eea/pr-2016/drought-warning-watch-advisory-issued.html