Jun 27, 2016 4:27 PM

Milford bans watering of lawns due to dry conditions

MILFORD - Halt with the hose and stop that sprinkler. Below-normal rainfall has prompted Milford officials to ban the watering of lawns, according to a new advisory from the town.

Officials are also "strongly encouraging" residents with wells to limit their water usage in order to protect their supply.

The statement, issued by members of the Milford Board of Water and Sewer Commission, said the ban is based upon the monitoring of water levels, current system levels and a state advisory issued last week based on the U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly report.

The monitor ranks all of Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties, and parts of Cheshire and Sullivan counties with moderate drought conditions. The remainder of the state is ranked as abnormally dry.

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