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Northampton issues water use restriction

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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:

  • Washing of vehicles, other than by a commercial car wash
  • Washing exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks - except as needed to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement, or cement
  • Irrigation of lawns and watering of gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants - except by using a hand-held hose

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.

For more information on the ban, CLICK HERE

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