New Mandatory Water Restrictions Effective September 6th

In response to severe drought conditions, the Brewster Water Commission recently voted to increase the mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering in accordance with Town bylaws and relevant state permits.

Effective Tuesday September 6th, these restrictions will only permit hand watering from 4:00AM to 8:00AM and from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Irrigation systems or use of sprinklers will not longer be permitted. The ban will be in effect until the next Commissioners meeting on September 30th.

The Monomoy Lens, from which our groundwater is pumped, is currently experiencing lower than average levels. The lack of precipitation over the past two years has resulted in groundwater levels that are significantly below their historical benchmark. The majority of Massachusetts is currently in a Level 3 Critical Drought Status.

Similar water conservation measures are being implemented in all five towns that share the Monomoy Lens. Although properties serviced by private wells are exempt from these restrictions, the Town encourages their participation given their impact on our shared aquifer. Several other exemptions from these restrictions also exist. Please contact the Brewster Water Department at 508-896-5454 if you have any questions.

The Brewster Water Department respectfully requests the support of our residents and business community in complying with these restrictions to ensure the future health and adequacy of our water supply. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.