Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 21G, authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to regulate the quantity of water withdrawn from surface and ground water systems. Seekonk is a ground water system. Under this law Seekonk is allowed to withdraw a daily average of 1.71 million gallons per day (MGD) equating to 624.15 million gallons per year (MGY). Dependent on weather conditions, Seekonk's withdrawal can exceed 500.0 MGY and in 2020 we pumped and treated over 462 million gallons of drinking water. By imposing the "Annual Water Management Program" Seekonk can abide by the established DEP requirements.
Effective May 1st to September 30th, the Seekonk Water District has implemented PHASE 2 of their "Water Management Program." Phase 2 makes it MANDATORY for ALL water users to comply with the odd/even water policy. Properties with even numbered addresses are ONLY allowed to water on even numbered days and properties with odd numbered addresses are ONLY allowed to water on odd numbered days between the hours of 5 AM through 8 AM and 5 PM through 8 PM. Because this phase in mandatory, violators will be subject to fines and water shut-offs as follows:
First Offense: Written warning
Second Offense: $50.00 fine
Third Offense: $100.00 fine
Fourth Offense: Termination of water until matter of continued violation is resolved
Board of Water Commissioners - Dated: April 20, 2021