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.
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