Water use restrictions released for Southwick, effective immediately …
July 14, 2018 - Essential Water
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – A imperative H2O use limitation has been released in Southwick effective immediately Friday afternoon.
In a news recover to 22News from a town, a Board of Water Commissioners has announced a State of Water Supply Conservation, ensuing in imperative H2O restrictions on non-essential outward use for all business of a Southwick Water Department by Sep 30.
Residents who are not business of a town’s H2O complement or use outward H2O from other resources like private good or lakes are not theme to these restrictions, however, all city residents are strongly urged to use H2O wisely.
Non-essential outward H2O use will be authorised one day per week and usually before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., depending on a plcae and skill number.
The daily report of available non-essential outward H2O use is as follows:
• Monday – North Region, peculiar series properties
• Tuesday – North Region, even series properties
• Wednesday – South Region, peculiar series properties
• Thursday – South Region, even series properties
Residents on Granville Road, Depot Street, and South Longyard Road will be deliberate within a North Region.
No non-essential outward H2O use is authorised on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Examples of non-essential H2O use:
• Irrigation of lawns around sprinklers or involuntary irrigation systems
• Washing of vehicles, solely in a blurb automobile rinse or as required for user safety
or to forestall repairs and/or say a opening of rural or construction
vehicles or equipment
• Washing of extraneous building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, solely as
necessary to request aspect treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, cement or
Examples of H2O use authorised during restrictions:
• Irrigation to settle a new grass and new plantings during a months of May and
• Irrigation of parks and recreational fields by means of involuntary sprinklers outward the
hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (early morning or late evening)
• Irrigation of gardens, flowers and elaborate plants by means of a hand-held hose,
soaker hose or season irrigation system
• Irrigation of lawns by means of a hand-held hose only
• Irrigation with harvested and stored stormwater runoff
• For health and reserve reasons
• By regulation
• For a prolongation of food and fiber
• For a upkeep of livestock
• To accommodate a core functions of a business (i.e. irrigation by golf courses as required to
maintain tees, greens, and singular fairway watering; or irrigation by plant nurseries as
necessary to say batch or settle new plantings, rinse apparatus to prevent
damage and/or say performance, harassment government and plant cooling)
The H2O restrictions are in place to guard levels and say tide upsurge in a Westfield River, that drops during a months of May, June, July, Aug and September. The H2O restrictions are MassDEP’s bid to strengthen fish medium for open spawning and summer growth.
There are no H2O use restrictions between Oct and April.
The city is means to lane outward H2O use during a imperative restrictions regulating a new metering complement that shows hourly use for all residents. Anyone held violating a imperative restrictions could be fined $50 for a initial offense and $100 for each steady offense.