Posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 --- 2:37 p.m.
Press Release from the City of Fitchburg:
Due to the dry weather, water usage from lawn sprinkling has been much greater than average. In order to ensure that there is an ample supply of water reserved for fire protection and domestic use, the Fitchburg Utility District is asking that you do not sprinkle your lawn until this dry period ends.
If it is necessary for you to sprinkle your lawn, please do so before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., and as indicated below:
If you live on the odd numbered side of the street, sprinkle your lawn only on odd numbered days.
If you live on the even numbered side of the street, sprinkle your lawn only on even numbered days.
Please note, placement of new yards is not advised. We do advise you water newer trees (including street trees between the curb and sidewalk) and plants that are susceptible to damage from this dry period.
Sprinkling during the cooler morning or evening hours is more effective because less water is lost to evaporation and your lawn or garden is able to absorb more of the water. This will also help in reducing your water bill.
The Fitchburg Utility District appreciates your cooperation throughout the summer months. If the water usage continues to increase, mandatory restrictions may be enacted.
Any questions pertaining to the Press Release should be directed to Paul Q. Woodard, Director of Public Works at 270-4260.