Seasonal Water Use Restriction Information
Posted on 04/01/2024

Town of Foxborough Water Department Notice of Seasonal Water User Restrictions

Effective May 1, 2024

No non-essential* outdoor water use is allowed between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM daily.


                  Odd-Numbered Homes                 Even-Numbered Homes
                  Monday & Thursday                         Tuesday & Friday
                  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM                          6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Please note that watering with handheld hoses is allowed every day BEFORE 9:00 AM and AFTER 5:00 PM

*The watering of lawns via sprinklers or automated irrigation systems, washing of cars (other than at commercial car washes), washing of walkways, building surfaces, etc. is NOT ALLOWED between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM daily. 

Please note that water restrictions are a mandatory action per the MassDEP and are not caused by water supply issues. Foxborough must implement the following water restriction on outdoor water use per Massachusetts DEP (Permit#9P2427099.01).

A note from DPW Director, Chris Gallagher:
"Watering restrictions are part of the Foxborough’s Water Management act permit and are not due to the Water Department’s ability to produce water. The Water Department is regulated through MassDEP permits, and in these regulations Foxborough is required to limit what is known as “non-essential outdoor water use”. The Water Department is required to implement the standard two nights of watering for odd and even addresses. These restrictions are a mandate from MassDEP, in order to preserve stream health and the survivability of fish. In 2022 the Water Resources Commission revised our permit and in addition to our standard two days per week watering, we will also be following the Massachusetts Drought Task Force restrictions as well."

If you have further questions or would like more info, please check out these resources:
                 - Water Management Act Program |
                 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions for Cities, Towns, and Golf Courses |
                 Water & Sewer - Town of Foxborough ( | (508)543-1209
                 - For questions, please email: [email protected]

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