Franklin Residents ~ Water Conservation Measures Go Into Effect Today, Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Last year was very dry with a Level 3 (Critical) drought declared for our area in October, 2020. In January 2021 drought conditions returned to normal once we had a couple good months of precipitation. Now with precipitation, streamflow, and groundwater below normal as the state enters the spring season, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in the Southeast Region of the Commonwealth on April 8, 2021.
The declaration of a Level 2 drought has triggered the Town to enact Water Conservation restrictions as required per our Water Management Act permit through MassDEP. Therefore, the following Water Conservation Measures are now in effect.
One day per week outdoor watering. Outdoor watering using sprinklers or automated irrigation systems is restricted to the water user's trash day. If the user does not have Town trash service, the user should water on the same day as the nearest Town trash customer.
Outdoor watering hours. Outdoor watering is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
We will continue to monitor the drought conditions and as required will either apply additional restrictions or lift the conservation restrictions as allowed.
For more information, please visit: https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/pages/water-conservation
Thank you for your cooperation!