Update, July 6, 2018:
The City of Fall River has removed emergency restrictions on water usage.
Mandatory water conservation restrictions that were put in place on June 25, 2018 are now removed. Fall River water system officials state that short term pump system improvements have been put in place while long term repairs continue.
Thanks to our Assonet water customers for their conservation efforts. Fall River along with Assonet were able to conserve over one million gallons of water per day during the brief restriction period.
As always, voluntary water conservation efforts should be a regular part of daily life and we appreciate the efforts of all of our customers.
Once the City of Fall River has issued information about full restoration of their pump system the FW&SC will update its customers.
Original Posting, June 25, 2018:
The City of Fall River has enacted emergency restrictions on water usage which includes Freetown Water & Sewer Commission customers in Assonet.
Due to mechanical issues at the Fall River drinking water facility the volume of water that they are able to pump on a daily basis is restricted until further notice. Mandatory water conservation is required by all customers to assure that the available water is sufficient for basic needs. Water of lawns and similar uses are directed to be stopped until further notice. Pools shall not be filled until further notice.
Due to the limited water capacity customers may encounter lower water pressure and volume as well as rusty water. We ask that if such events occur and are minor that you do not call the Water Department.
Once the City of Fall River has issued information about a resolution the FW&SC will update its customers.
As always, if there is an emergency call 508.644.4000