Milford, Massachusetts 01757
MONDAY – FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Milford Water Department’s Water Conservation Policy Relative to Irrigation Systems.
As part of the Rules and Regulations M.D.P.U. No.19 – sheet 13 and in response to the Mass Department of Environmental Protection’s request to develop a more aggressive “Water Conservation Policy” to help meet future demands created a Water Conservation Policy, the Water Department has approved policy with the following reference to lawn irrigation systems in effect and has been since January 1, 2005.
Sheet 13, Section 17 – WATER CONSERVATION POLICY
(5) Banned all new lawn irrigation systems connected to the Water Department supply after January 1, 2005. If a customer installed a lawn irrigation system after January 1, 2005 and connected it to the Department’s supply, the Water Department requires the Customer to disconnect the banned irrigation system and the Department also reserves its right to terminate service to this customer until the irrigation system is disconnected.
CONGRESS STREET WATER TANK
The Milford Water Department is beginning the construction of the new Booster Pump Station on Congress Street in front of the Congress Street Tank. Work is expected to run through early Fall. Work will be conducted Mondays through Fridays beginning at 7am, working 8-to-10-hour days, weather permitting.
If the weather becomes an issue, there may be the need to work on some Saturdays in order to keep to our very aggressive schedule.
While work is being completed you may expect increased noise and heavy equipment in the area.
WATER CONSERVATION LEVEL
Effective April 24, 2023
Mandatory Stage II
What does this mean to you as a customer?
OUTSIDE WATER USAGE IS LIMITED TO BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7PM AND 7AM on an ODD / EVEN basis. Those customers with even house numbers may water on even calendar days and those with odd house numbers may use water on odd calendar days. The Department will allow certain exceptions provided you make arrangements with us first. This restriction will run until further notice and should there be any changes in the status of the restriction, you will be properly notified at that time.
Milford Water Department DOES MONITOR FOR VIOLATORS OF THE CONSERVATION STAGES AND WILL ISSUE A WRITTEN WARNING FOR THE FIRST VIOLATION.
SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF WATER SERVICE. ONCE THE SERVICE HAS BEEN TERMINATED THE COST OF THE RESTORATION WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.
The Milford Water Department at this time would like to Thank all of its customers for their cooperation in this matter and hope that by CONSERVING now we will not need to have a complete water restriction going forward.
PLEASE VISIT THE WATER CONSERVATION PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
DEP Drought Advisory Status Drought Letter 9-1-2022 (0.3 MiB)
These pictures were taken at Echo Lake in September 2016.
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