What can you do to conserve water?

AGAWAM, Mass (WWLP) — Residents in Hampden County will need to be monitoring their water usage a little more closely over the next day or so because of a water main break in Agawam on Friday.

If you live in Hampden County, you are advised to limit your water usage for the next 72 hours because of a water main break on Provin Mountain in Agawam.

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is making repairs right now to a transmission main on Provin Mountain in Agawam.

They still do not know the cause of the water main break.

What residents in Hampden county do need to know is that the commission is asking for outdoor water restrictions in Springfield, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Agawam, and Ludlow. That means that these towns need to avoid non-essential water usage for 72 hours.

Joyce Mulvaney of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission told 22News that these restrictions are not mandatory.

Here are some ways to conserve water in your home during these repairs.

Thanks to the rain we got on Wednesday, most lawns and gardens should be okay without water for the next couple of days.

In and around your house, you can turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth or shaving.

Only do full loads of laundry or dishes.

Keep your drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool.

It’s important to note the water quality is not affected by the repairs.

You can drink your tap water.

And although the Water and Sewer Commission is not actively enforcing the restriction, it hopes residents will voluntarily participate.

That will help preserve the water supply and adequate pressure for local fire departments.

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