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349WVN Update: June 1 watering restrictions

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  • waylandvoters1
    May 14, 2009
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      Dear Wayland Voter,

      The item on watering restrictions that appeared in WVN Newsletter #300 on May 13 was based on a notice that had been posted on the Water Department web page since May 4.

      On May 13, The Water Department says, it discovered that because of a clerical error it had posted the wrong text, and then issued the corrected restrictions. The severe restrictions posted on May 4 were from a notice in effect several years ago during a drought.

      As in summers past, the town restricts sprinkler watering to off-peak hours and odd or even numbered days, depending on the resident's house number.

      The notice posted on May 13 appears below.

      EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2009
      The Wayland Water Department requests that you limit your watering to two days per week. All UNDERGROUND SPRINKLER USE shall be between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am

      The mandatory water restrictions are printed below


      Pursuant to Chapter 190 of the Town of Wayland By-Laws, the Board of Water Commissioners have declared a State of Water Supply Conservation and have restricted the use of outdoor watering to odd/even day outdoor watering and have further restricted the use of underground sprinklers only between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. The following restriction is in effect beginning June 1, 2009:

      1. Underground Sprinklers & Aboveground sprinklers attached to hoses: Outdoor watering by water users with odd numbered addresses is restricted to odd numbered days. Outdoor watering by water users with even numbered addresses is restricted to even numbered days. On the day which watering is allowed, watering must be done between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.

      2. Handheld hose: Handheld hose watering is not restricted and is allowed at all times and on all days.

      This restriction will remain in effect until a notice of termination is voted upon by the Board of Water Commissioners and published in the Wayland Town Crier or such other means reasonably calculated to reach and inform water users. Additional restrictions may be enacted if the above restriction is not adequate to reduce water consumption.

      Wayland Board of Water Commissioners

      Joel P. Goodmonson, Chair

      Michael Keegan

      W. Edward Lewis