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On Friday, August 14, 2020, following a drought declaration declared by the Commonwealth, the Board of Water and Sewer has announced that Medfield is now subject to a Tier 4 Water Restriction. This restriction goes into effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.
A Tier 4 water restriction prohibits nonessential water use.
Examples of nonessential outdoor water use that are now prohibited:
Example of acceptable outdoor water use that is not affected:
Please note that allowed use is not permitted between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm when evaporation and evapotranspiration are highest.
This water restriction was put into place due to the drought declaration which triggered Restrictions based on Water Management Act Permit. In addition, daily water usage has continued to increase, despite the Tier 3 water restriction that limited water use to every other day. The Town’s water pumps are running significantly more hours per day than is typical, increasing the risk of mechanical issues. In addition, water levels in the Town’s storage tanks have declined.
The Town’s Water Rules and Regulations include additional information on water restrictions and can be found at this link. MassDEP maintains a list of all communities with water restrictions in place.
Water uses not subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:
Thank you for adhering to this new water restriction and working together to reduce our water consumption.
Questions about the water restriction can be directed to Director of Public Works Maurice Goulet at 508-906-3002 or email@example.com.