Mandatory Water Ban

Due to low flows in the Ipswich River, the Town of Wenham through its Board of Water Commissioners, hereby declare a Mandatory Water Ban effective August 23, 2019.

Flows in the Ipswich River have fallen below the minimum level deemed necessary by MassDEP to sustain a healthy watershed.  Except for uses which are required for health or safety reasons; by regulation, for the production of food and fiber; for maintenance of livestock; to meet the core functions of a business; All nonessential outdoor watering, including but not limited to the use of water for irrigation or automobile and property washing is prohibited. Hand watering is allowed from 5 pm to 9 am daily by hose or bucket. THIS BAN INCLUDES WATER FROM PRIVATE WELLS.

Violators of this order shall be subject to fines of up to $100 for each offense, per Chapter XXI of the Town of Wenham Bylaws.

We would like to thank all residents for their understanding and cooperation.


town hall hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Wed & Thurs 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

contact town hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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