WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mandatory water use restrictions have been announced in Westfield.
According to Westfield’s water commission, the city’s dealing with a water supply shortage due to the removal of two municipal wells because of contamination. From June 27 until September 30th, customers are asked to limit non-essential water use to help maintain an adequate supply. That includes limiting sprinkler use as well as car and building washing.
Non-essential water use will be allowed on certain days for odd and even numbered home addresses.
Water use restrictions:
- All non-essential water use is only allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. at odd numbered houses.
- All non-essential water use is only allowed on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. at even numbered houses.
- Non-essential water use is not allowed on Mondays.
Non-essential water use includes irrigation of lawns, washing vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety, washing building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except for necessary treatments. Water use that may be allowed are irrigation to establish new lawn and new plantings during May and September, irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose or drip irrigation system.