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Medfield water restrictions now tier 3

Effective immediately, water restrictions in Medfield have been raised to a Tier 3. This limits nonessential water-use to once a week before 9:00 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Even-numbered houses are permitted to use water for nonessential tasks on Mondays. Odd numbered houses are allowed to use water for nonessential tasks on Thursdays.

Nonessential uses include irrigation of lawns, washing vehicles (not including professional car wash facilities), and washing buildings, parking lots, and driveways.

This decision comes after emergency meetings of the town's Water and Sewer Board and the Board of Selectmen to discuss the ongoing problem. In a notice written by Assistant Town Administrator Nick Milano, normally, the daily use of water in the town is between 1.5 to 1.75 million gallons per day. Currently, Medfield is using about 2.2 million gallons per day. There has been an increase since the first water restrictions were put in place a week ago. This notice can be found here.

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