Saturday, September 18, 2010

Disclaimer - mandatory outdoor water use restriction

Town' s Disclaimer - mandatory outdoor water use restriction

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The town manager's blog is commnenting on thewording in the "Mandatory outdoor water use restriction" above conforms to the requirements of the Town's Water Management Act Permit as issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP).
Readers should be aware that the Williamstown Water Department strongly disagrees with the DEP's requirement to curtail outdoor water use based on the streamflow in the Green River, as the Town's wells draw water from a deep confined aquifer that is isolated from the surface aquifer. There is no identifiable decline in the amount of water that is available for extraction from the deep aquifer, and such extraction does not cause any decline in the Green River streamflow, nor threaten the aquatic life therein. Questions regarding this matter may be directed to Timothy Kaiser, Williamstown Director of Public Works, at (413) 458-9345.


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