Town of Pembroke - Water Divisions
Restricted Nonessential Outdoor Water Uses
Nonessential outdoor water uses that are subject to mandatory restriction include:
● Irrigation of lawns via automatic irrigation systems;
● Filling swimming pools
● Washing vehicles, except in commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; and
● Washing exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
Seasonal Limits on Nonessential Outdoor Water Use
Pembroke shall limit nonessential outdoor water use through mandatory restrictions from May1st through September 30th below. To the extent feasible, all summer outdoor water use should take place before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. when evaporation and evapotranspiration rates are lower.
Calendar Triggered Restrictions
Nonessential outside water use is restricted to:
a.) Two (2) days per week before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
b.) One (1) day per week before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. when USGS stream gage 01105730 – Indian Head River at Hanover, MA falls below 4.9 cfs for three (3) consecutive days.
Once streamflow triggered restrictions are implemented, they shall remain in place until streamflow at the gage meets or exceeds 4.9 cfs for seven (7) consecutive days.