Local Drought Conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2022

FOR INFORMATION: Brian McCarthy, Town Administrator 603 432-7732; TownAdmin@WindhamNH.gov 

MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTION

WINDHAM, NH: Beginning Sunday August 14, there will be in place a Town-wide restriction on outdoor lawn watering that applies to all residential and commercial private well owners, with limited exceptions*.

In response to the ongoing drought conditions and to aid in conserving our water resources, the Town of Windham in accordance with policy #WIN 2:00:27:16, Regulation Restricting Outdoor Lawn Watering”,  has implemented the following water restriction:

Level 2: 

  1. Outdoor lawn watering by odd numbered addresses is allowed on Mondays and Thursdays. 
  2. Outdoor lawn watering by even numbered addresses is allowed on Tuesdays and Fridays. 
  3. Outdoor lawn watering shall not occur between the hours of 8AM and 8PM. 

Note that this is an escalation from the current Level 1 restrictions, in place since July 17, which should continue to be adhered to until the date of the change. See the prior notice below.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2022

FOR INFORMATION: Brian McCarthy, Town Administrator 603 432-7732; TownAdmin@WindhamNH.gov 

MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTION

WINDHAM, NH: Beginning Sunday July 17, there will be in place a Town-wide restriction on outdoor lawn watering that applies to all residential and commercial private well owners, with limited exceptions*.

In response to the ongoing drought conditions and to aid in conserving our water resources, the Town of Windham in accordance with policy #WIN 2:00:27:16, “Regulation Restricting Outdoor Lawn Watering”, has implemented the following water restriction:

Level 1: 

  1. Outdoor lawn watering by odd numbered addresses is allowed on odd numbered days. 
  2. Outdoor lawn watering by even numbered addresses is allowed on even numbered days. 
  3. Outdoor lawn watering shall not occur between the hours of 8AM and 8PM. 

If applicable, it is important to reprogram your system to comply with the time period(s) set forth above. Please note these restrictions pertain to the watering of lawn areas through irrigation, sprinklers, etc., and are not intended to prohibit the periodic hand watering of vegetable, herb or flower gardens. 

If you are a Pennichuck customer, please ensure you are also conforming to any additional restrictions they may have implemented.

Violations should be reported to the Windham Police at 603 434-5577 (callers may remain anonymous): 

  •  First violation: Warning
  •  Second violation: $200 fine
  •  Additional violations: $1,000 fine

The Town of Windham appreciates your cooperation during these dry conditions. Please monitor WindhamNH.gov and the Windham Independent for further, local guidance and updates. 

* Per Section VII, the following are exempt: grass playing turf of a recreational field; grass playing surfaces of a golf course, and; grass agricultural fields, including fields used for the production of sod.

We encourage residents to bookmark the US/State Drought Monitor, which is updated each Thursday, for current drought conditions