WATER BAN UPDGRADE
Effective July 26, 2016
Effective immediately, The Water Division is upgrading its level of Water Use Restriction to the following:
• Odd numbered houses can water on Mondays starting at 7pm into Tuesday until 7am and Thursdays starting at 7pm into Friday until 7am.
• Even numbered houses can water on Tuesdays starting at 7pm into Wednesday until 7am and Fridays starting at 7pm into Saturday until 7am.
• No lawn watering via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems is allowed on Saturday, Sunday, or Wednesdays.
• Handheld Hose:~ Handheld hose watering is not restricted and is allowed on all days
Our Water System is currently keeping up with water system demand. We are currently pumping 2.4 million gallons of water per day which is very close to our maximum pumping capacity. The increased Water Use Restriction is a proactive step to reduce Irrigation related Water System demands. We believe that limiting outdoor irrigation to 4 specific days per week (down from 7 days per week) will allow our water storage tank to fill and also give the wells a chance to recover during this period of drought. The increase in water use restrictions is vital to ensure the supply of potable drinking water and to provide water for fire protection.
In years past, we have gone straight into a full outdoor watering ban the first week of August. We are trying something new this summer, but we need the full cooperation of all of our customers to be successful. If a continued stretch of dry weather persists or the irrigation related demands on the water system are not reduced, the Water Division may consider issuing a full outdoor watering ban.
For more information please visit www.wayland.ma.us and click on the DPW tab. If you have any questions, please contact the DPW Office at 508-358-3672.
Shaw Drive & Fox Meadow Lane Paving
Wednesday July 27 & Thursday July 28
Final top-course paving of Shaw Drive and Fox meadow Lane is currently scheduled for Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 28 between the hours of 7:00AM and 4:30PM, weather permitting.
During this time, you may experience limited or delayed travel so please follow signage and the direction of the on-site police officers and DPW personnel.
We appologize in advance for any delays or inconveniences caused during this paving process.
Commencement of Intersection Improvements
Route 30, East Plain, School Street Intersection
July 13, 2016
Improvements to the interesection of Route 30, East Plain, and School St is scheduled to begin shortly. Our contractor has begun staging, with the entire duration of the project scheduled to be 4 to 5 weeks. On occasion, you may encounter equipment and workers in the road. Surfaces may be rough, uneven, unfinished, and may have raised structures.
Please with safety in mind: Keep speeds to a minimum, follow all signage and generally proceed with caution.
Once complete the Department policy established in 1988 and State road funding regulations prevents any road excavation on a newly constructed road for a period of five years.
Any questions that you may have can be directed to the the DPW's contracted engineer from TEC on-site, or contact the DPW Senior Foreman Joe Doucette at 508-358-6853. Between the hours of 6:30am and 2:30pm.
Interim Wayland DPW Director
ODD/EVEN WATER BAN
EFFECTIVE JUNE 4, 2016
The hours for ALL UNDERGROUND LAWN SPRINKLER USE shall be between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am
The mandatory water restrictions are printed below:
Pursuant to Chapter 190 of the Town of Wayland By-laws, the Board of Public Works has declared a state of Water Supply Conservation based on low flow conditions at USGS Gauge 01099500. Wayland is required to monitor low flow conditions and institute water conservation measures accordingly per MassDEP. Watering is restricted to odd/even (odd house numbers on odd number days, even house numbers on even days) and restricted the use of underground sprinklers only between the hours of 7:00pm to 7:00am. The following restriction is in effect beginning June 4, 2016.
- Underground sprinklers & above ground sprinklers attached to hoses: Outdoor watering by water users with odd numbered houses are restricted to odd numbered days. Outdoor watering by water users with even numbered houses are restricted to even numbered days. On the day which watering is allowed, watering must be done between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am. Daytime watering is prohibited.
- Handheld Hose: Handheld hose watering is not restricted and is allowed at all times and on all days.
This restriction will remain in effect until a notice of termination is voted upon by the Board of Public Works. Additional restrictions may be enacted if the above restriction is not adequate to reduce water consumption.
Wayland Board of Public Works
Chris Brown, Chair
Mike Lowery, Vice Chair
Prescott Baston, Jr.
THE WAYLAND DPW IS ON FACEBOOK!
The Wayland DPW is now on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaylandDPW - We hope to use the page to share important news and updates pertaining to your DPW. For questions, comments, or requests for service, please call our office at 508-358-3672.