Drinking Water Restriction Notice | August 24, 2016
Due to the continuing dry weather pattern experienced throughout the Northeast, the reservoir system that serves as the City of Lynn’s drinking water supply has been reduced to below 56% of its maximum capacity. Pursuant to the Lynn Water & Sewer Commission’s Water Conservation Policy and Drought Contingency Plan, a Voluntary Curtailment condition has been imposed on the use of water in our community.
The Lynn Water & Sewer Commission requests the cooperation of all Lynn residents and businesses in conserving water as part of a voluntary effort to relieve the demand on our drinking water supply. The following list identifies several items that will conserve water:
1. If you are still watering your lawn, please reduce the frequency of watering to once every several days.
2. Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
3. Install water efficient toilets, shower heads and faucets.
4. Fix leaks in your plumbing.
5. Keep a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator instead of running water until it gets cold from the tap.
6. Insulate water pipes in the basement.
7. Don’t run the tub with the drain open while the water warms up (the cold water will mix with the hot).
8. Use a broom instead of water to clean sidewalks and driveways.
9. Run washing machine and dishwashers only when full.
10. Shut off the water when you are brushing your teeth or shaving.
Your efforts toward conserving and preserving the City of Lynn’s drinking water resources will be appreciated.
Daniel F. O’Neill, P.E.