City Lifts State of Water Supply Conservation
Effective immediately, the City is lifting the State of Water Supply Conservation for the Greenfield water system that was declared last July amid a region-wide drought. Mandatory water-use restrictions were lifted in November. The water system has now returned to normal operating status.
“Though we’re technically still in a mild drought, the City’s water resources have recovered and we’re comfortable lifting the State of Water Supply Conservation,” said Department of Public Works Director Marlo Warner. “We want to thank residents and businesses that helped conserve this finite resource, and even though the water supply has returned to normal operations, it’s always a good idea to conserve.”
The City has resumed drawing from the Leyden Glen Reservoir, now that it has refilled to sufficient levels following a dredging project last summer. The Millbrook Wellfield and Green River Pumping Station are also operating normally.
Conservation tips from the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force include:
- Address leaks as soon as possible.
- Conduct water audits on larger buildings and businesses to identify leaks and potential water conservation opportunities.
- Minimize lawn watering.
- Harvest rainwater for outdoor watering.
Rain barrels are available to residents for purchase at the discounted price of $79 at the Greenfield DPW office at 189 Wells Street. More information on the region’s current drought status is available at https://mass.gov/info-details/drought-status.