Water restriction to begin July 1

Irrigation systems and sprinklers are part of the non-essential water use in the restriction.
(WNG File Photo)

WESTFIELD – Water Commissioners voted on Tuesday to enact a water restriction for the City of Westfield beginning on July 1. The conditions on the restriction are as follows, and are also available on the city website at www.cityofwestfield.org.
Non- Essential Water Use Restriction begins July 1, 2018 and shall be effective until further notice.
A All non-essential water use is ONLY ALLOWED on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before 9 am and after 5 pm at ODD numbered houses.
B. All non-essential water use is ONLY ALLOWED on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday before 9 am and after 5 pm at EVEN numbered houses.
C. No non-essential water use is allowed on Mondays.
Examples of “non-essential” water use include:
• Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
• Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; and
• Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
Examples of water use that may be allowed:
• Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September
• Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation system.
Examples of water uses NOT subject to restrictions:
• For health and safety reasons;
• By regulation;
• For the production of food and fiber;
• For the maintenance of livestock; or
• To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as necessary to maintain tees, greens, and limited fairway watering, or irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

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