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TOWN OF FRANKLIN MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 LAWN WATERING IS RESTRICTED TO ONE

DAY PER WEEK ON TRASH DAY No lawn watering between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM No holiday delays for watering
No Lawn Watering is permitted on other days of the week. Outdoor Hand Watering is Allowed.

During the summer months, the Town experiences excessively high demands for water due to lawn watering. There have been 24-hour periods during which water consumption has been more than twice our average daily water usage for the year. Because of the tremendous increase in the demand for water and State restrictions on the amount of water that can be pumped daily, the Town of Franklin must place mandatory water conservation measures in effect for lawn watering during the summer months. The summer Water Conservation Measures are needed to limit the daily demand on the water system in order to ensure that adequate water is available to meet the public health and safety needs of the Town. This measure is necessary to maintain the water levels in the tanks for fire protection and normal consumption use. A total on 1-inch of water once per week from rain and watering promotes the healthiest lawns. Non-compliance with these regulations could adversely affect public health and safety. Violators are subject to fines up to $200. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Public Works, 520-4915/508-553-5500.