WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Southampton, Northampton, and now Westfield all have water restrictions. The City of Westfield has issued an “Even/Odd” system for water use, relating to your street address number.
Non-essential water use is allowed in Westfield on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before 9:00 a.m., and after 5:00 p.m. for odd numbered houses.
For houses on the even-number side of Westfield streets, non-essential water use is allowed on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
No non-essential water use is allowed Monday’s.
Below are examples of what you can and can’t use water, according to the Department of Public Works:
Examples of “non-essential” water use include:
- Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
- Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; and
- Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
Examples of water use that may be allowed:
- Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September
- Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation system.
Examples of water uses NOT subject to restrictions:
- For health and safety reasons;
- By regulation;
- For the production of food and fiber;
- For the maintenance of livestock; or
- To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as necessary to maintain tees, greens, and limited fairway watering, or irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).