The Board of Water and Sewerage just voted to request the BOS to approve a Tier 3 water restriction, which would limit nonessential outdoor water use to one day per week.
- Even numbered houses can water lawns on Mondays
- Odd numbered houses can water lawns on Thursdays
Per the by-laws, the Water and Sewer makes the recommendation, but BOS has to approve it.
They would like it to go into effect immediately and until further notice. They also asked about communicating it out and would like us to use the Reverse 911 system.
This restriction is due to increasing usage (usage has increased each day over the past week) and the extended dry spell.
Typical, daily use is 1.5 to 1.75 million gallons per day. We are at around 2.2 million gallons per day and climbing. Even since sending out notices about the odd/even usage restrictions, the total daily usage has continued to climb.
The pumps are running 20 hours a day. Typically they would run 14-16 hours a day.
In addition, we have a risk of not maintaining enough water in the storage tanks for fire suppression.
Nicholas J. Milano
Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052