- Only water the lawn when it truly needs it. A lawn requires just 1″ of water per week.
- Never water mid-day or when it’s windy. Water evaporates more quickly when it’s windy.
- Adjust the spray of your irrigation nozzles to make sure that water is spraying on your lawn, and not on sidewalks or driveways.
- Avoid using harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
- Place rain barrels under downspouts and use the captured water for plants.
- Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and steps rather than hosing off.
- Always follow town watering restrictions.
In Sharon, our drinking water comes from locally sourced groundwater. We are not connected to MWRA or any other town water source.
Sharon pro-actively puts water restrictions in place from May 1-Oct. 1 every year, in order to reduce the amount of water withdrawal during the warmer weather. Please follow these restrictions to ensure that there is enough water in town for firefighting and public safety.
During times of drought (and always) we should be mindful of our water supply and do our part to conserve whenever we can.