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Mandatory Water Ban


Due to the mandate set forth from the DEP, the Rutland DPW has imposed a mandatory water ban effective immediately through September 30, 2017.  Outside watering is only allowed between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.  If you have any questions, please call the DPW at (508) 886-4105 or go to

Non-essential outdoor water use includes uses that are not required.

For health or safety reasons;
By regulation;
For the production of food and fiber;
For the maintenance of livestock;
To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by golf courses as necessary to maintain tees, greens, and limited fairway watering, or irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

Outdoor water uses include:

Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
Washing of vehicles other than by means of a commercial car wash, except as necessary for operator safety;
Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement, or cement.

Outdoor water uses include:

Irrigation to establish a new lawn during the months of May and September;
Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers, and ornamental plants via hand held hoses only;
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.

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