Water Department

July 2017 water levels
Mandatory Outdoor Watering Ban Limits Watering to Once per Week Effective May 10, 2017

Effective May 10, 2017, the Lincoln Water Department has instituted a Mandatory Outdoor Water Ban that limits all lawn watering by means of automatic irrigation systems or manual sprinklers to one day per week. The water restriction consists of an odd/even water schedule for irrigation systems and sprinklers based on the last number of your house address, as follows:

Even number = Saturday
Odd number = Sunday

There will be no non-essential outdoor watering by means of an irrigation system or hose sprinkler from Monday through Friday. Handheld watering is permissible any day of the week between the hours of 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM. For the full policy, see here.

• Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
• Washing of vehicles except in a commercial car wash or for operator safety;
• Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, stain or stucco.

• Handheld Hose: Handheld hose watering is permitted from 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM.
• Vegetable or Flower Gardens – By use of handheld devices only.

Water uses NOT subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:
• for health and safety reasons;
• by regulation;
• for the production of food and fiber;
• for the maintenance of livestock for personal use or commercial sale; or
• to meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).

Violation Fines
• First Offense: Written Warning.
• Second Offense: $50.00 Fine.
• Third Offense: $100.00 Fine.

If any residents have questions, please contact Greg Woods, Water Superintendent, at 781-259-1329.

Note: Although the restriction covers outdoor uses of water only, the Department encourages all its customers to practice water conservation within the home. Practices such as reducing shower frequency and duration, showering instead of taking baths, reducing toilet flushing, avoiding continuous running of faucets, using the washing machine and dishwasher only when full are all a help in preserving our water resource in this time of drought.


It is the mission of the Lincoln Water Department to provide our customers with a safe drinking water supply, water for fire protection, and an adequate supply of water for our essential daily needs. The department strives to supply high quality water to its customers that meets or exceeds all federal, state, and local requirements. This is accomplished, in part, by maintaining the Flint's Pond watershed and the Tower Road well groundwater recharge area. Our goal is to produce and distribute our product in the most efficient way, while maintaining and upgrading the system to meet future requirements.