Department of Public Works ( DPW - Water & Sewer )
20 Ponderosa Road, Ashland, MA 01721 
(P) 508-881-0120 (F) 508-881-3255 (E)
David Manugian, Director of Public Works, x7941,
Roy Correia, Water Foreman, x7964,
Water & Sewer Billing Questions?  x7952 or x7951 

Ashland Graduates to Stage 2 Water Restrictions

As of 12:01 PM on September 3rd the Town of Ashland is in a stage 2 water ban.  This means the following:
  • Outdoor watering is prohibited
  • Residential car or vehicle washing is prohibited
  • Automatic sprinkler use is prohibited
  • Operation of ornamental pools and fountains is prohibited
  • Filling and topping off of swimming pools with water from the municipal system is prohibited
This ban is in place until further notice.

Per chapter 270-9 of the town code, penalties for violating this ban are in the amount of $200 for each violation.

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The attached notice details the results and response to a water testing violation in June 2013 involving total coliform counts.

Policy Notice

It is the policy of the Department of Public Works to issue one warning prior to issuing violations.

In accordance with chapter 270-9 of the Ashland Town Code, please be advised that the penalties for violations during these water restriction periods are as follows:
$200.00 per day for the first violation and for each subsequent use;
Upon the fifth violation water will be shut off;
Fines shall be recovered by indictment, or on complaint before the District Court, or by non-criminal disposition in accordance with section Massachusetts General Laws chapter 40 section 21D.

The Town may impose additional Stage 1 and Stage 2 restrictions based on reduced water levels at the Hopkinton reservoir.

If you have any questions, please contact Roy Correia – Water/ Sewer Foreman – at (508) 881-0120 x 16