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July 7, 2014

Local water bans

Danvers and Middleton: Watering restricted to handheld hoses and cans and allowed only from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. No sprinklers or irrigation systems allowed. No filling of pools or washing cars. In Danvers, first offenders get a warning; for a second or subsequent offense, the fine is $300. Middleton residents get a warning for the first offense,  a $50 fine for the second offense, and $100 for each subsequent offense.

Hamilton: No use of sprinklers and irrigation systems. Handheld watering only from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Residents are required to limit nonessential water use. Violators face $50 fine for the first offense, $100 for each subsequent offense.

Ipswich: No automatic sprinklers, washing of house siding or filling pools with town water. Car washing with a pail. Lawn and garden watering by hand between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Violators face $50 fine for each offense.

Topsfield: No use of irrigation systems. Hand watering allowed before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. The ban extends to both private well users and public water customers. There's a written warning for the first offense, a $50 fine for the second, $100 fine for the third, and a $300 fine for any subsequent offenses.

Wenham: Nonessential outdoor watering is banned. Hand watering from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. only. Private wells users are forbidden to use sprinkler systems. Violators face fines up to $100 for each offense.



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