Water Use Restrictions

June, 2016
Water Restrictions Sign

Even though the drought conditions have been eliminated by our wetter than normal spring, the Ayer DPW still has seasonal water conservation measures that help us manage the Town’s water supply. Please help us by following these requirements.

Odd/Even Day Outdoor Watering:  Outdoor watering by water users with odd numbered addresses is restricted to odd number days.  Outdoor watering by users with even numbered addresses is restricted to even numbered days, excluding the watering of vegetables and perishable plants.

Outdoor Water Hours:   No nonessential outside water use between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from May 1st through September 30th.  Nonessential outdoor water uses include:

  • irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation system
  • washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety
  • washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

The Ayer Department of Public Works appreciates your cooperation during last summer’s drought and hope you will continue to help us conserve Ayer’s water supply.