Protecting Our Water Supply

Water Supply


It is important for residents to be aware of the watersheds that provide our water supply; this includes the areas around Aaron River reservoir, Lily Pond, and the connecting waterways between them and the Ellms Meadow Wellfields on Cushing Road.

Protection


Please use caution when tending to your properties, you should not be applying herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that can potentially pollute the water supply. It is also imperative that you do not dump anything into the water supply or unload yard waste and brush onto the town property. Besides being prohibited under Town Bylaws, it could be contaminating and leaching into the water supply.

For those who enjoy walking around our water supply, especially with their pets, please do not let them run free. Also please remember to bring a bag to remove your pets waste, as those untreated deposits greatly contribute to the nutrient overload. If you witness anyone that is doing anything that can compromise our water supply directly, or in the watershed, please contact the police immediately.