NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – For the third time this year, the city of Northampton is imposing water restrictions on residents.
Under the latest round of water restrictions, Northampton has banned non-essential outdoor water use between 9 in the morning and five at night.
During those hours, homeowners may not water their lawns except with a hand held hose.
Washing personal vehicles is also banned from nine to five. Commercial car washes are exempt.
According to a News Release sent to 22News, The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection requires the implementation of water restrictions when stream-flow in the Mill River drops below a certain quantity of flow (26.3 cubic feet per second) over a 3-day period. The water restrictions can be lifted when the stream-flow rises above that level for 7 consecutive days. The city will notify the public when the restriction is lifted.
Similar restrictions were imposed in Northampton in May and August.