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July 14, 2022

Level 3 Drought Declaration For the Connecticut River Valley

The Drought Management Task Force has declared a "Level 3 - Critical Drought" for our area. For information on Massachusetts’ drought status please visit the task force website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/drought-status

Level 3 – Critical Drought areas ban on all non-essential outdoor water use

*Essential uses are defined by MassDEP as uses required: a) for health or safety reasons; b) by regulation; c) for the production of food and fiber; d) for the maintenance of livestock; or e) to meet the core functions of a business. Nonessential uses are those other than essential uses.

In accordance with these policies we must enact a water ban on all non-essential outdoor water use at this time. Please make sure all automatic lawn sprinklers are turned off and please be mindful of your water consumption. We will post any changes to the ban on the city website.

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