Water restrictions issued in Easthampton

Residents are banned from nonessential outdoor water use

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Easthampton’s Department of Public Works issued water restrictions due to low stream-flow in the Connecticut River.

According to the DPW, the restrictions are needed to make sure there’s sustainable water supply for the City and to protect stream flow for aquatic life.

Residents are banned from nonessential outdoor water use. The DPW said the following are limited to one day a week, before 9:00AM or after 5:00PM:

  • Irrigation of lawns except by means of handheld hose
  • Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety
  • Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks
  • Production of food and watering of livestock is exempt from this restriction

The City will let residents know when the water restrictions are lifted. If you violate the restrictions, you could face fines, which were established under Section 12-49 of the City Ordinances.

So far, water restrictions have been issued in Southwick, Northampton, Westfield, Southampton, and Hatfield.

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