The following is from the town website, explaining the water ban the town imposed this week. The town is obligated to do such water bans, based on instructions from the state DEP. The state bases its water ban orders on the flow levels it monitors in the Charles River.
There are different levels of water bans. This one prohibits watering 9-5, and permits watering only on the odd/even days that match your odd/even street address.
TOWN OF MEDFIELD
WATER USAGE RESTRICTION
The Town of Medfield has received notice from the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection to increase the level of outdoor watering restrictions due to decreasing streamflow from the Charles River. Therefore, the Town of Medfield is declaring a mandatory odd/even outdoor watering program. Also, no outside watering should take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you have further questions, please contact the Medfield Water Dept. at 508-906-3004.