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Mashpee Water District Irrigation Policy

Purpose

In order to maximize conservation of District water, and to enable the Mashpee Water District to continue to grow at the current rate while providing quality water and dependable fire flow, this policy, when instituted, will prohibit all future Mashpee Water District customers from connecting automatic outside irrigation to their District water service. Should future customers wish to use automatic outside irrigation, they must use a private well to supply the system. This is an amendment to District Policy.

Implementation

I. As of March 10,1998 the Mashpee Water District has not allowed new District customers to use District water for outside automatic irrigation. New applicants will be required to sign a form agreeing to use an alternate source to supply any automatic outside irrigation.

II. Existing customers of the Mashpee Water District that currently have automatic irrigation are, as of this date required to utilize the following equipment on their automatic outside irrigation systems: Rain sensors (set at ¼” of rain), low flow heads (range ½ gpm to 3 gpm). In addition, we request owners set their systems to ½ ” of water per week. The District can provide information on these devices if requested. Existing District customers that currently have irrigation connected to the Mashpee Water District that have a private well available for irrigation, shall connect the irrigation to the private well.

III. District customers who do not have automatic irrigation and choose to have it installed must connect it to a different source of supply (private well).

IV. District customers who use hoses and sprinklers to water outside are urged to do so responsibly. To include: never leave sprinklers unattended; do not over water and to use private wells when possible.

V. In order to assist the District greatly in the conservation of water we have begun a voluntary outside use restriction: Users who live at even numbered house addresses water on even days only, users who live at odd numbered house addresses water on odd days only.

VI. Fire hydrant water meters will not be issued for irrigation use.

VII. Customers with existing sprinkler systems shall not increase the amount of sprinklers or the coverage area of the system. Should a system be increased, water service will be terminated until such time the system is returned to the original size.

Please contact us at the Mashpee Water District for further assistance:
(508) 477-6767.

THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INSTITUTE A BAN OF ALL OUTSIDE USE DURING PERIODS OF WATER EMERGENCY.

 
 
 
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