At such times that the conditions above exist, the following nonessential outdoor water restrictions shall be in place:
No nonessential outdoor water use is allowed, except that sprinklers may be used for lawn watering outside the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM one (1) day per week.
Once implemented, the restrictions shall remain in place until streamflow at the Quinebaug River Gauge meets or exceeds 0.50 cfsm (13.95 cfs) for seven (7) consecutive days.
Whenever stream flows fall below a mean daily streamflow of 0.50 cubic feet per square mile (cfsm) for three (3) consecutive days between May 1 and September 30th. Stream flow shall be measured at the USGS Quinebaug River Gauge Station near Southbridge #01123600 (Quinebaug st
Gauge). At the
feet per second.
Violation of this bylaw shall be enforced through the Non-Criminal Disposition process outlined in Chapter Nine of the Town of Sturbridge General Bylaws.
Violation of this Bylaw shall be: First Offense – Written Warning; Second and Subsequent Offenses $25 per day.
Or take any action in relation thereto.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE: That the Town vote to approve the article as written. Voted 8-0.
RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN: That the Town vote to approve the article as written. Voted 4-0.
VOTE OF THE TOWN MEETING: The vote of the Town Meeting was unanimous in approving the article as written as declared by the Moderator. At the continuation of the Annual Town Meeting on June 8, 2009, there was a motion to reconsider made by the Board of Selectmen. The motion read, “To correct the reference in Section 4.02 (B) of the Water Bylaws to replace 13..95 cfs with 47.2cfs.” The motion was seconded and the vote of the Town Meeting was unanimous in approving the reconsidered article as amended as declared by the Moderator.
ARTICLE 20: GENERAL BYLAWS – ENFORCEMENT