Why are recreational fields exempt from the restrictions?
Properly maintained recreation fields have been determined to be important and valued community assets. These areas are often too large to be effectively irrigated within the allowable sprinkling times. Playing fields grown on a sand base can die if not watered. Due to the high replacement costs of playing fields and large irrigated grass areas, the Town believes it is fiscally irresponsible to harm these assets due to lack of watering. Irrigation via the public water supply will be greatly reduced and often stopped completely at parks, schools and municipal properties during a Lawn Watering Ban, and will be stopped completely during a Water Use Emergency. With that said, all fields must be constructed and maintained at an acceptable level to allow the safe use of sports teams.

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1. How does the Town determine the level of Water Use Restriction?
2. What authority does the Town have to implement Water Use Restrictions?
3. How do I find out the present level of Water Use Restrictions?
4. How are customers notified of changes made to Water Use Restrictions?
5. Why is watering restricted to certain times of day?
6. How do I determine my watering day?
7. What triggers a Seasonal Water Conservation Advisory?
8. What triggers a Lawn Watering Restriction?
9. What triggers a Lawn Watering Ban?
10. What triggers a Water Supply Emergency?
11. Why just restrict lawn and turf watering?
12. What about gardens, flower beds, and trees?
13. What about watering new lawns and landscaping?
14. I’m not home and I cannot adjust my irrigation system controller. What should I do?
15. Can I wash my car, truck, or boat during lawn watering restrictions or bans?
16. Can I hose down my house, driveway, deck, fence or other outdoor surface during lawn watering restrictions or bans?
17. Can I pressure wash my house, driveway, deck fence or other outdoor surface during lawn watering restrictions or bans?
18. My fertilizer/pesticide/herbicide application requires watering outside my designated watering time. What should I do?
19. I am not connected to the municipal water supply. I use a private well or other water source for lawn watering. Do the water use restrictions apply to me?
20. How does restricting lawn watering help address the water shortage?
21. Why are recreational fields exempt from the restrictions?
22. My neighbor is not using water in accordance with the water use restrictions. How do I report this offence?
23. How does the Town of Concord enforce the water use restrictions?
24. How much water is saved by implementing water conservation measures?