The town’s Water-Sewer Department announced Friday that “due to the continued drought conditions, dramatic increase in water use, low tank levels and a continued forecast for hot and dry weather, the town is declaring an outdoor water ban on municipal water use.”
The announcement notes that at a meeting of the state’s drought task force Thursday, the area of the state that includes Hopkinton was designated Level 3, which is “critical drought.”
“It is imperative that everyone turn off all outdoor sprinkler systems immediately and cease all other non-essential use,” Water-Sewer Manager Eric Carty stated. “It is absolutely vital that everyone comply to ensure proper storage levels for everyday use and fire protection. Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter.”
For more information, residents can visit the Department of Public Works Water Department webpage.