Customers of the Groton Water Department are under an Emergency Water Ban for all outside lawn watering until further notice.
“All irrigation systems and lawn watering must be turned off”
The extremely dry May and June and heavy pumping in the 1st two weeks of June coupled with the lack of any winter snow pack this past season and the winters since 2016, we are headed for a potential shortage of drinking water this summer.
The Board of Water Commissioners want to be sure that there is an ample supply of drinking water for “essential” uses such as drinking, cooking, and bathing, as well as firefighting.
The Groton Water Department thanks you in helping us preserve and protect our valuable drinking water resources.
-June 15, 2020
The Board of Water Commissioners voted on April 25th, 2017 to institute a Mandatory Odd/Even Outside Water Conservation Program for all of its customers for the period beginning May 1st through September 30th each year.
Please note that this is a mandatory program and that additional outside watering restrictions may be imposed as conditions require.
|Street Address||Watering Days||Watering Times|
|Odd numbered houses||From May through September, outside watering is allowed only on Tuesday through Sunday on odd-numbered calendar days.||Outside watering allowed from Midnight to 9AM and from 6PM to 9PM.|
|Even numbered houses||From May through September, outside watering is allowed only on Tuesday through Sunday on even-numbered calendar days.|
All outside watering on Mondays is prohibited to everyone.
In addition, all irrigation systems must be retrofitted with a moisture sensor.
Please do not call the Police Department if you observe people who are not in compliance with this program. Please call the Water Department or simply ask them if they are aware of the Water Conservation Program that is in effect.