Posted on: July 24, 2017

City of Northampton Modifies Water Use Restriction

City of Northampton

Department of Public Works

125 Locust Street

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 587-1570



 For Immediate release August 16, 2017


Effective immediately, the City of Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW) has modified the water use restriction for users of the Northampton Public Water Supply.

Between the hours of 9am – 5pm no nonessential water use is allowed.

Nonessential water use includes:

o Irrigation of lawns and watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants by means of sprinklers or other mechanical means,
     - Watering by means of handheld hose is permissible during the hours of 9am and 5pm.
o Washing of vehicles, other than by commercial car wash;
o Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks,
     - Except as needed to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

From 5pm until 9am unrestricted outdoor water use is allowed.

All users of the Northampton water supply are strongly encouraged to conserve water when possible. For more information on the City’s water use restriction and water conservation tips please visit www.northamptonma.gov/770/water.

Full press release here
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