Mandatory Water Conservation Restriction
April 22, 2022
On April 22, 2022, the Webster Water Department issued a mandatory water conservation restriction. In order for the Town to keep up with daily water system demand, we are instituting MANDATORY outdoor water use restrictions. Our largest water source remains offline so we can work on Perfluorocarbon treatment (PFAS) and infrastructure improvements. This is not an emergency and we appreciate your support and assistance.
These mandatory water restrictions are for daily "nonessential" water use from public water sources and shall be in effect from May 1st and will remain in effect until September 30th.
When you CAN use water outdoors:
- Even number address may use water outdoors with sprinklers or for washing (cars, walks, drives, buildings, etc…) on even number calendar days before 7:00AM and after 7:00PM;
- Odd numbered address may use water outdoors with sprinklers or for washing (cars, walks, drives, buildings, etc…) on odd number calendar days before 7:00AM and after 7:00PM;
- All addresses may use water outdoors on any day at any time for the following uses:
- Health or safety reasons;
- Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers outside the hours of 7:00AM to 7:00PM;
- Irrigation of lawns and gardens by means of a hand-held hose;
- for the production of food and fiber;
- for the maintenance of livestock;
- to meet the core functions of a business;
- if your property is serviced by a private well.
When you CANNOT use water outdoors:
- Between 7:00AM and 7:00PM at any address on any day for washing or sprinkler irrigation.
- On non-designated days at any time for washing or sprinkler irrigation.
Enforcement will include:
- Written warning of first offense;
- $50 fine for second offense;
- $100 fine for each subsequent offense;
- Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.