The Orleans Water Department requests that between June 15 and September 30 all non-essential outdoor water use be limited to handheld watering and drip irrigation ONLY and only during the hours of before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm
Non-essential uses are:
Irrigation of lawns, gardens or shrubs via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems
Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety
Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks
Scheduling these and other non-essential activities for off-peak water usage hours will help Orleans supply all the water needed by residents and visitors this summer.
The following uses are allowed:
Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers outside the hours of 9am to 5pm
Irrigation of gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of hand-held hose or drip irrigation systems
Irrigation of lawn by means of hand-held hose
Thank you for your cooperation!
Additional water conservation materials are available at the Water Department Office in Town Hall.