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ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland has issued stage two outdoor water use restrictions.

The Town relies on the elevation of the Hopkinton Reservoir to indicated whether or not Outdoor Water Use Restrictions are triggered or not.  

Currently, the level of the reservoir is less than 295.35 feet – which triggers restrictions for the use of Outdoor Water.  

 The following restrictions currently apply to the Town:


a.)  STAGE 1 – Hopkinton Reservoir below 295.85 feet between the days of June 1 through August 31 each year.

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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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a.) STAGE 2 – Hopkinton reservoir below 295.35 or daily use over 5.90 mg.

i.  All Stage 1 Restrictions.

ii.  Handheld watering using municipally-supplied water is prohibited

The Town, acting through the Select Board as water commissioners, retains the right to impose additional restrictions with due notice to residents.

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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.