2017 VOLUNTARY WATER BAN
Effective May 1, 2017
There is a voluntary mandatory water ban in effect May 1, 2017
Residents with even numbered homes may water on even days, and odd numbered homes may water on odd days.
Water bans in effect between May 1 - September 30
During the summer months, the Town experiences excessively high demands for water due to lawn watering. There have been 24-hour periods during which water consumption has been more than twice our average daily water usage for the year. Because of the tremendous increase in the demand for water and state restrictions on the amount of water that can be pumped daily, the Town of Blackstone must place mandatory water conservation measures in effect for lawn watering during the summer months.
The summer Water Conservation Measures are needed to limit the daily demand on the water system in order to ensure that adequate water is available to meet the public health and safety needs of the Town. This measure is necessary to maintain the water levels in the tanks for fire protection and normal consumption use. A total of 1-inch of water once per week from rain and watering promotes the healthiest lawns. Non-compliance with these regulations could adversely affect public health and safety. Violators are subject to fines.