Voluntary Water Restrictions

Town of Falmouth Water Conservation Recommendations

The Town of Falmouth is committed to conserving its water supplies and complying with Massachusetts state regulatory requirements governing the operation of water systems.


Although the following rules are not mandatory this year, water conservation is always a good plan.
  1. Watering of lawns and shrubs is limited to odd / even days only (based on house address) between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  2. Washing of sidewalks, patios and driveways is prohibited (excluding businesses for safety / health reasons).
  3. Restaurants may only serve water when requested by patrons.
  4. Pistol-grip nozzles are required for all hoses used for washing cars and all hoses at dockside facilities.

Water Conservation Suggestions

Residents and visitors are urged to comply with these voluntary measures and conserve water whenever possible. Some suggestions for water conservation are:
  • Install water saving devices such as flow restrictors on faucets, low-flow shower heads and toilet tank savers. FREE water conservation kits containing these devices will be available at the Town Hall Utilities Division (supply is limited - one kit per household).
  • Allow grass to grow longer - taller grass shades itself, is healthier and requires less water.
  • Water grass less frequently, but deeply - roots grow deeper and grass is healthier.
  • Check toilets for leaks - place a few drops of food coloring in the tank; if the color shows up in the bowl the tank mechanism needs repair.
Water is Precious! Please Conserve It!