New Hampshire Drought Status

Voluntary outside water use restrictions in effect

As of June 7, 2021, all Aquarion customers in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye are instructed to observe Voluntary Outside Water Use Restrictions.

The drought of 2020 has continued in the form of Abnormally Dry conditions through the winter and spring, resulting in lower groundwater levels, and these conditions are reducing production capacity.

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How you can help

In particular, we ask customers to limit lawn watering to only two times per week. The optimum time to run sprinklers is between sunrise and 9 a.m., and one inch of water per week is sufficient to keep grass green.

  • Please avoid wasting water by sprinkling impermeable surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways.
  • Hand watering is strongly encouraged for gardens, flowers and other ornamentals because it is a much more efficient use of water.
  • With several months of hot, dry weather being forecast, efficient water use now will reduce the probability of Mandatory Outside Water Use Restrictions later. These restrictions may include a ban on all lawn watering.
New Hampshire drought status - June 1, 2021

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