A water use restriction is now in place in Northampton.
City officials said that a ban on non-essential outdoor water use between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. is in effect immediately.
The restriction is needed to help ensure that there is a sustainable water supply and protect stream flow for aquatic life.
Water uses that are subject to the ban include:
The city noted that irrigation systems can be used from 5:01 p.m. until 8:59 a.m.
Any person found violating the restrictions could face fines of $100 for the first violation and $200 for the second and any subsequent violations.
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