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Posted on: September 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Water Use Emergency Remains in Effect

Concord Public Works’ Water Division is pleased to report, that while local law enforcement’s investigation of the recent water storage tank incident is ongoing, comprehensive water testing activities have been completed and confirm water quality had not been compromised. Enhanced security measures have been implemented in coordination with Concord Police and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Preparation is being made to re-activate the storage facility as soon as operationally possible.

Please be advised, that in response to the historic drought conditions the Outdoor Water Use Emergency will remain in effect. This includes a continued ban on all outdoor water uses such as lawn watering, filling of swimming pools, and washing of vehicles with water supplied by the municipal drinking water system. Fines for non-compliance will also remain in effect.

To this same end, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) has designated this region of the State in Drought Watch. Until this situation improves, EEA, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Emergency Management Agency are encouraging the public including households and businesses that draw water from private wells, as well as, those connected to a municipal water system, to conserve water by reducing indoor and outdoor water usage.

Water Use Restriction updates will be made available on the Town’s website at, or by calling this information hotline at 978-318-3249.

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