Turn off the Hose! Town Looks to Update Water Restrictions

Town looks to make water restrictions "easier to understand."

Sprinkler. Credit: Patch file photo
Sprinkler. Credit: Patch file photo
As of 2012, North Reading implemented a stage-based water restriction bylaw. In "normal" conditions, meaning no-drought, residents are asked to abide by voluntary water conservation. That means, those living in houses with odd numbers can water their lawns on odd-numbered days. Those in the event houses can turn on the hoses on even-numbered days. 

If drought conditions increase, water conservation advances to "mandatory." 

There is a proposed change to the law, which would change these restrictions to "mandatory" at all stages. The public hearing on water restriction changes is Monday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Room 14 of the Town Hall. 

Joe Veno May 05, 2014 at 07:49 AM
We all must conserve water. The LAST thing we want the town to do is go to the MWRA for our water. The cost will double or triple for some of us if we go to MWRA.


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