People across the world are putting water high on the list of things to use more efficiently, especially given the large fluctuations in the amount of rain and snow we receive. Plus, of course, the finite nature of the water supply and the essential role it plays in human, economic and environmental well-being.
In the communities shown below, residents are saving millions of gallons of water each year by following a mandatory schedule for sprinkler irrigation.
Drip irrigation, soaker hoses, and hand-held watering are allowed at any time. Some residential and commercial customers may qualify for a variance from the schedule.
(In effect from May 1, 2020 to October 15, 2020)
|Last Digit of Your Address Number||Please Water Only On:|
|0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 (even numbers)|
|1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 (odd numbers)|
|No address number|
These water restrictions have been established pursuant to Aquarion’s Rules and Regulations, as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities:
Visit http://www.nsrwa.org/watersmart/greenscapes/ for tips on lawn and garden care. According to Greenscapes:
You can also visit our Lawn and Garden Irrigation Tips page.
Historically, when the demand for water increased in a community, the water industry considered only one solution: construct a new water supply (a well, a reservoir, or an interconnection with another community). Forward-thinking water utilities and community leaders have now come to recognize that prudent use of these precious resources is also part of the solution; in part, because spending money on new water supplies will result in higher water rates and conservation is simply better for the environment.
With this new approach, Aquarion, like many other environmentally conscious utilities, has begun implementing annual irrigation restrictions in some of the communities it serves in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including the community of Millbury.
Through the Water Management Act, MassDEP regulates the amount of water that all water suppliers in Massachusetts can withdraw from the environment. Like all other water suppliers, Aquarion has an annual limit that it can withdraw from its sources. In recent years, Aquarion’s water withdrawals have been safely below this limit. Our customers’ commitment to these irrigation restrictions will help ensure that this positive trend continues.
Please click on the links below to begin the qualification process for our water conservation offers.
Note: We are temporarily not accepting applications for Millbury customers.
Customers in Millbury and Oxford should call 508-865-3998 or email email@example.com