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ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland has implemented outdoor water use restrictions, as of today, July 30.

The restrictions are die to the Hopkinton Reservoir level dropping to 295.85 feet.

Ashland already has year-round outdoor water use restrictions. They include:

a. Handheld watering shall be allowed any day at any time.
b. Odd/even unattended watering schedule:
Property having odd addressWednesday 7:00pm — Thursday 7:00amSaturday 7:00pm — Sunday 7:00am
Property having even addressThursday 7:00pm — Friday 7:00amSunday 7:00pm — Monday 7:00am

With the level drop, the following restrictions are in place:

STAGE 1 – Hopkinton Reservoir below 295.85 feet between the days of June 1 through August 31 each year.
i.Unattended watering using municipally-supplied water is prohibited
ii.Car washing: Car or vehicle washing using municipally-supplied water is prohibited.
iii.Washing of structures: Washing of structures including but not limited to buildings, houses, sheds, driveways, sidewalks, decks, fences, or patios using municipally supplied water is prohibited.
iv.Swimming Pools: Filling and topping off of swimming pools larger than 300 gallons, using municipally-supplied water is prohibited.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.