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MANDATORY WATER BAN
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
17 POMMOGUSSETT ROAD
RUTLAND, MASSACHUSETTS 01543-1412


MANDATORY WATER BAN
  Due to the mandate set forth from the DEP, the Rutland DPW has imposed a mandatory
water ban effective immediately through September 30, 2014. Outside watering is only
allowed between the hours of 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please
                                              call the DPW at (508) 886-4105.

SPECIAL CONDITION 8
WATER MANAGEMENT ACT
Non essential outdoor water use includes uses that are not required.

For health or safety reasons;
By regulation;
For the production of food and fiber;
For the maintenance of livestock;
To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as
necessary to maintain tees, greens, and limited fairway watering, or irrigation by plant
nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

NON ESSENTIAL
Outdoor water uses include:

Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary
for operator safety;
Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as
necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement, or cement.

ACCEPTABLE
Outdoor water uses include:

Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only;
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider. To file a complaint of discrimination
write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9410."


 
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