Drought continues, conservation essential

Please reduce water use, both inside and outside the home.

On July 8, a drought watch and advisory was issued by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and two months later, we have seen little improvement, as streams continue to dry up.

U.S. Drought Monitor map, August 30, 2016.

 

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In order to further reduce impacts on the Neponset River, which is at an all-time low, we are asking residents to take extra steps to conserve water, both inside and outside the home.

What should you do to help conserve?

See photos of drought impact on Neponset River.

Read more about the drought conditions.

MassDEP press release, August 12, 2016.

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