WATER BAN UPGRADE
August 17, 2016
Effective immediately, The Water Division is upgrading its level of Water Use Restriction to the following:
- Underground sprinklers & above ground sprinklers attached to hoses: Underground and above ground sprinkler use is prohibited until the termination of the Water Ban.
- Handheld Hose: Handheld hose watering is permitted after 5:00pm.
On August 12th, The Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs upgraded the Drought Status for the Northeast Region of the State to a Drought Warning. Areas within the Drought Warning, including Wayland, are currently experiencing precipitation levels 5 to 8 inches below normal. Our Water System is currently keeping up with daily water demand, but the ground water levels measured at our sources are below normal.
The increase in water use restrictions is vital to ensure the supply of potable drinking water and to provide water for fire protection.
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 508-358-3674. For more info on why conservation measures are necessary, please visit the Water Division's Water Ban Q&A page.