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Water Conservation Order Issued for Westfield

waterWESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Upcoming work on the Granville Reservoir has forced the City of Westfield to enact water restrictions.

Repairs to the Granville Reservoir dam and the raw water main are set to begin this Spring, and as a result, the reservoir’s water supply is being taken offline.

As a result, the city’s Board of Water Commissioners has declared a ‘State of Water Supply Conservation’ that will start May 1 and run until September 30 to help ensure that there is enough water needed for all residents.

However, homeowners working on their property Monday night expressed concern about not being able to keep up with their yards.

“We’ll see how it turns out ya know. We’ll hope for the best, hope for a lot of rain this season,” said Mark Malouin, Westfield.

“So I guess we’ll have to wait and see what, how it actually takes fold,” said Robert Cotton, Westfield.

Non-essential use includes things like water your lawn, washing cars, homes or other surfaces.

  • All non-essential use is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. for ODD numbered homes.
  • All non-essential use is allowed on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. for EVEN numbered homes.

The city notes that no non-essential water use is allowed on Mondays.

CLICK HERE for more information on the water restrictions.

According to the city, violators could be subject to a $50 fine.

Residents with questions can call (413) 572-6269.

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  • bagpip

    Oh and you can only water your lawn on your right foot on even days, while balancing on a rubber ball, and only under a full moon from 12am to 12:01am on odd numbered days.
    C’mon man, this is Westfield, and that stuff is far too hard for them to understand. You’ll need town meetings, a media blitz, fliers on car windows, millions of dollars for a “study” who the mayors distant cousin gets the contract of course. Those days and hours are so hard for Westfields general populace that by 9am there will be heads exploding all over that city, and hundreds dead from strokes.