ODD/EVEN DAY LAWN WATERING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

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MILFORD, NH - ODD/EVEN DAY LAWN WATERING CONSERVATION PROGRAM

This mandatory program is a means to help manage our water distribution system.  Withdrawing water from the Town’s aquifer in a controlled manner allows us to protect against seasonal fluctuation and ensure there is available water for; everyday needs, lawn watering and fire protection.  The program is as follows:

 If your address is an even number -You are allowed to water your lawn on even days of the month

If your address is an odd number - You are allowed to water your lawn on odd days of the month

  • Lawn watering is ONLY allowed during the hours of:   5am – 9 am and 5 pm – 9 pm.

Enforcement:

First time violators will receive a written warning for non-compliance, with serious repeat offenders risking disconnection of their water service and a reconnection fee.  Current reconnection fees are; $50.00 during normal Monday – Friday business hours (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) and $120.00 after business hours.

Mandatory Lawn Watering Program Schedule:

EFFECTIVE:  MAY 1 – OCTOBER 1, ANNUALLY

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I fill a pool or water new landscaping?  Sure! It just has to be done per the day and time noted in the ODD/EVEN Day Lawn Watering Conservation Program.

Why do I see watering on the outskirts of Milford against odd/even schedules?  Properties with private wells are exempt from the ODD/EVEN Day Lawn Watering Conservation Program.

Can I water decorative plants and vegetable gardens?  Yes, if using a hose, it must be attended at all times and have a nozzle that can be fully closed when not in use.  Sprinkler use is only permitted during the day and time noted in the ODD/EVEN Day Lawn Watering Conservation Program.

Can I wash off my driveway/garage/patio?  Please sweep your driveway, garage, patio instead of utilizing water on odd/even dates that correspond to your property’s even/odd number.

Can I hold a fundraising car wash?  Yes, each hose must have a nozzle that can be fully closed and must remain closed unless actively washing/rinsing a vehicle or refilling a soap pail.

Can I clean my house exterior?  Yes, if using a hose or pressure washer, it must have a nozzle that can be fully closed when not in use.

To whom do I report an observed violator?  Please call the Water Department at 249-0667.

Milford Residents who receive their water from Pennichuck Water Please Visit: http://www.pennichuck.com/water_restrictions.php

Thank you for your cooperation,

Kevin Stetson – Water Utilities Director

Rev 3-30-18