Concord Water Availability Update – June 17, 2020
Please reduce outdoor water use ASAP to help avoid issuance of mandatory 1-day per week lawn watering restrictions.
With sustained warm temperatures and a lack of significant precipitation in the long-range forecast, Concord Water asks that you use water responsibly, especially outdoors. Your individual effort is imperative in ensuring that our water demand does not exceed our available supply. Failure to do so will result in mandatory 1-day per week water use restrictions.
Here are some helpful tips for using outdoor water more responsibly:
- Only water your lawn 1-day or 1-inch per week
- Water before the sun comes up when temperatures and wind speed are at their lowest
- Set your mower blades to 2-3 inches high. Taller grass shades roots and retains moisture better than a closely-clipped lawn
- Use a rain barrel to collect precipitation that can later be used for hand watering your flower garden or your favorite tree
- Apply mulch around shrubs and flower beds to reduce evaporation, promote plant growth and control weeds.
Concord Public Works is monitoring customer demand and available water supply around the clock and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Until we see a significant change in the prevailing weather, our water supply and demand situation will remain tenuous. Until such time, your ability to do your part to reduce unnecessary outdoor water use will be strongly encouraged and much appreciated.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please visit www.concordma.gov/conservation or call Alexandra Wahlstrom, Environmental and Regulatory Coordinator at 978-318-3250.