Water Restrictions

While there are no water restrictions in place at this time, the Harwich Water Department respectfully asks everyone to help support water conservation to ensure the future health and adequacy of our water supply.   

Please check back frequently in-season for further updates regarding water restrictions.  We also recommend that our customers provide us with the phone number the wish to use to receive voice broadcast messages in the event of water emergency, water restrictions, etc.

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.   

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