MANDATORY Water Restrictions Effective May 11, 2022 

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Water Restrictions

The Harwich Water Department has implemented a mandatory outdoor watering schedule. 

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OUTDOOR WATER IS ONLY ALLOWED ON "MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12AM-8AM AND 5PM-9PM. 

HAND WATER IS ALLOWED AS NEEDED ANYTIME.

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Harwich Water respectfully asks everyone to help support our efforts in implementing this mandatory schedule to ensure the future health and adequacy of our water supply.   

PLEASE NOTE that our signs around Town will be retrofitted to match our current restrictions.

Our Acquifer

The Monomoy Lens, from which our groundwater is pumped, is recharged by precipitation events over the winter and early spring. The lack of precipitation has resulted in lower groundwater levels. With the warm summer months on the horizon, the ability for precipitation to recharge the aquifer will quickly diminish as most of the precipitation that occurs will be evaporated before entering the groundwater table.