State Mandated Water Use Restrictions


Commonwealth Declaration:

With Massachusetts continuing to experience dry conditions in much of the state over the course of the last several months, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) declared a Level 2-Signficant Drought June 16, 2022 in both the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, i.e., all of the eastern Massachusetts/Boston metropolitan area.


The following actions are required according to the Commonwealth issued permit for water withdrawals:

Residents and Businesses:

  • Limit outdoor watering to hand-held hoses or watering cans, to be used only after 5:00PM or before 9:00AM.

Immediate Steps for Communities:

  • Limit installation of new sod, seeding, and/or landscaping; washing of hard surfaces (sidewalks, patios, driveways, siding); personal vehicle or boat washing; operation of non-recirculating fountains; filling of swimming pools and hot tubs.

Residents should be assured that Sharon municipal wells are not experiencing any extreme drawdowns that could impact operations.

If you have questions, please call the Sharon Water Department at 781-784-1525 ext. 2315