New Hampshire Drought Status

Water use restrictions lifted

Over 7 inches of rain have fallen since July 1, erasing the previous rainfall deficit, and more rain is predicted in the extended forecast. These conditions have curtailed the occurrence of, and need for, lawn watering and mandatory water use restrictions have been lifted.

twice weekly sprinkler irrigation schedule

Best practices for lawn watering

Customers who may resume lawn watering are advised to continue to water lawns 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.

Follow the twice-weekly sprinkler irrigation schedule so no adjustments are needed if/when water use restrictions again become necessary.

See best practices below:

  • Please avoid wasting water by sprinkling impermeable surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways.
  • No watering is necessary if it has rained within the last 48 hours. Pay attention the weather forecast and postpone watering if rain is forecast within the next 24 hours.
  • 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 a mandatory lawn watering ban later.

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