Due to the worsening drought conditions in Central Massachusetts, the Department of Public Works has issued a Stage 3 Mandatory Water Ban. The outside watering of lawns, shrubs, trees, or plants is permitted only by hand-held device, such as a hose with a spray nozzle attached. Lawn irrigation and oscillating sprinklers are not permitted. Filling swimming pools, and washing cars, structures, driveways or walkways is prohibited. For detailed information, please click here.