Water bans not lifted after Wednesday’s rain

0.14" of rain fell in Chicopee, 0.2" fell in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We had a few scattered showers on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to lift some of the local water bans in effect. Hadley, Northampton, Orange, Shelburne, and Westfield all have mandatory water bans.

Assistant Director of the Westfield DPW Francis Cain told 22News our 0.2″ inches of rain in Westfield, Wednesday, is far from enough. The ban could continue into the fall, but some doubt everyone will follow the rules.

“If they want to wash their car, they’re going to wash their car. If they want to take a shower for 10 minutes, they’re going to take a shower for 10 minutes. They’re not mindful because it’s not affecting them directly,” said Charlie Robles of Springfield.

Westfield sources their water from the Granville Reservoir, which is missing about 5-6 feet. Hampden and Hampshire Counties are currently 5-10 inches below average in rainfall so far this year, and the 22News Storm Team is tracking a possible heat wave over the next few days.

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