Harwich puts voluntary watering restrictions in place starting June 1

Summer water conservation program in effect June through mid-October

Voluntary watering restrictions will go into effect in the Town of Harwich on June 1. According to a release from the Harwich Water Department, the Summer Water Conservation Program will start on Sunday, June 1, 2014 and remain in place until Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

The cooperation of Harwich residents is requested. The Harwich Water Department asks that residents only water between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on an even/odd schedule based on house number and date.

The department maintains a system of drought action level responses including normal (no restrictions), volunteer (the current plan) and mandatory (three levels: watch, warning and emergency). If all residents volunteer to the adhere to the watering schedule, a mandatory schedule can most likely be avoided.

The Harwich Water Department's website has tips for conserving water and maintaining a beautiful lawn here.

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