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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Continued drought conditions halt non-essential water uses

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Level 2-Significant Drought Halts Non-Essential Water Uses 


With water levels in wells declining due to irrigation and the region’s Level 2 Drought status, the Town of Dover and Aquarion Water Company are directing all residents and businesses in Dover to halt all non-essential outdoor water uses, including irrigation of lawns via sprinklers and automatic irrigation systems now through September 30.

These are mandatory restrictions. Hand-held watering will be allowed for now from 5pm to 9am.

Water uses subject to mandatory restrictions include nonessential outdoor watering activities such as:

  • irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
  • washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety; and
  • washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement, or cement

For more information on the State's drought status and management, please visit the State’s Drought Management Taskforce website

Aquarion customers can  visit their website for more information.

Dover's Water Resource Information page
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