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.