By order of the Provincetown Water and Sewer Board, water use restrictions are in effect from June 1 through October 1 in each calendar year (Water Rules and Regulations Section 2.18). View details (PDF)
Violators are subject to fines and termination of water service. (Water Rules and Regulations Section 7.5)
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR USES?
Essential uses, as defined by MassDEP, are required for:
health and safety;
for the production of food and fiber;
for the maintenance of livestock;
to meet the core functions of a business
NON-ESSENTIAL USES ARE ALL THOSE OTHER THAN THE ESSENTIAL USES OUTLINED ABOVE!
Information for Private Well Owners
During a drought, wells and reservoirs can drop to low levels because there is less water to draw from the ground. Your water supply will be affected if the drought continues.
Any water conservation efforts you make can have a great benefit on your own water supply, and the community's water supply. If you follow town restrictions and conserve water appropriately, you will help your community to have enough water for fire protection (the likelihood of fires increases as conditions get dry), public health and safety, and the environment. To help, you can:
Be mindful of the amount of water you use
Follow the same water restrictions that your city or town is following
Remember, even if you have your own well, it almost always still comes from the same source as the public water supply, as long as you are in the same river basin. Water conservation measures are critical and should be started early. Reducing your water use can save water for the future!
You can get more information about your well from your local Board of Health.