Mandatory Water Use Restrictions In Effect
Residents connected to the Lunenburg Water District are restricted to the use of water for non-essential purposes for only 2 days per week.
- Odd Number homes are allowed to use water for non-essential use on Tuesday’s and Saturdays, but not between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
- Even Numbered homes are allowed to use water for non-essential use on Wednesdays and Sundays, but not between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
Under no circumstances can water be used for non-essential purposes on any other day that is not stated above. Warnings of Verbal, Written, and fines will be imposed.
Essential use is allowed on every day, but outside use of water should be limited between the hours of 9am and 5pm. This is the highest evaporation times of the day. Essential uses allowed are for the watering of vegetable gardens, farm and livestock, medical, or the core functions of a business.
Uses not allowed are for the watering of grass, washing of vehicles, driveways, or any other purpose not needed for the function of life.
Reason: During the year of 2016, residents of Lunenburg exceeded their allowable usage stated in Lunenburg’s MassDEP Permit. These restrictions are the result of the over use of water for non-essential purposes. If residents restrict their use to moderate levels, this restriction will ease to what it has been in previous years. This restriction is not tied in any way to our ability to supply the needed water. Residents need to get more accustomed to these restrictions. They will be much more restrictive in the future. This is an example of things to come.
Additional restrictions of only 1 day per week may be implemented in the future if needed. If you have any questions, please contact the Lunenburg Water District Office at 978-342-9211.