We’re in a drought. Please do your part to conserve!

sepia tree-drought image largeAccording to the latest reports from the U.S. Drought Monitor and the U.S. Geological Survey, our area is in a severe drought.

On July 8, the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs sent out a press release declaring a drought watch and advisory.  “Residents and businesses need to heed water use restrictions and take steps to fix leaks and limit non-critical water use to assure adequate supplies for health and safety in the coming months.”  Read the entire press release.

What can you do to help?

Read more about the drought conditions.


  1. On 8/8, I walked by Beth Israel offices on Pond & E. Chestnut and they were watering at 2pm. Their lawn is nice and green. So is Sharon Credit Union’s. Don’t businesses have to follow the water restrictions?

    1. Colin,

      Here’s the answer from DPW Director, Eric Hooper, “We have recently received questions regarding commercial irrigation system use that does not appear to conform with residential restrictions – we do allow businesses to use irrigation systems during the day because there are employees present to check that the systems are operating properly with no obvious sprinkler head malfunctions, just as homeowners are usually home between in the early evening to observe their own systems.

    1. Hi Mayan,
      Call DPW Supt Eric Hooper, 781-784-1525 x2311. I’m not sure that you want to re-seed during a drought. Can you ask your landscaper about re-seeding in the spring?

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