Summer Water Management Program

To Chelmsford Residents:

Once we officially hit summer weather, we would like to remind to our customers to please observe our Summer Water Management Program. This program has been put in place to optimize usage during the warm weather. We need to keep the tanks full so that we can supply potable water and fire protection. If we can get everybody to abide by the management plan, we should have ample supply for the summer. If this does not happen, then we will have to raise our Level to 2, up from our normal Level of 1.

Level 2 water restrictions allows for watering between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Odd number addresses on odd numbered calendar days, and even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days, are allowed to use automatic sprinkler systems and non-automatic sprinkler systems during these times only. Watering with hand-held hoses and watering cans for small flower and vegetable gardens is allowed from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on your designated day using the odd/even model. Please view our Water Restriction Levels page for more details.

The Chelmsford Water District is limited to what we can pump out of the ground by our withdrawal permits issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If we over pump we are penalized by the state. The Commonwealth also mandates that we have a Summer Water Management Plan in place.  Read more about MA's Water Management Act Program here.

We appreciate your cooperation in conserving this precious resource.


Chelmsford Water District