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23 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867, 603.330.7127

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions
ROCHESTER, NH – Beginning Monday, September 26, 2016 the City of Rochester will implement a mandatory ban on non-essential outdoor use of water. This will be a City-wide restriction that applies to City water system customers as well as private well owners.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is urging municipalities to implement water-use restrictions. Drought conditions have become significantly worse, with over half the state in drought and the extreme drought moving from the seacoast farther into southern New Hampshire. Low stream flows and low groundwater levels are occurring across the state.
To address the ongoing drought conditions, the City of Rochester will implement the following water restrictions to help conserve our water resources:
•No outside use for lawn watering or irrigation. This will apply to automatic sprinklers,automatic irrigations systems, and any unattended lawn watering. The only exceptions to this restriction are commercial car washes, cash crops, farms, flower shops or garden centers.
•Filling of any swimming pools greater than 100 gallons capacity is prohibited.
•Watering by hose is allowed by incidental use only such as filling watering cans andchildren's pools of no greater than 100 gallons.
•Washing of vehicles including automobiles, trailers, trucks, etc. by hose is prohibited.
•Limited irrigation will be permitted between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM for newlyseeded areas and vegetable gardens, provided someone is present using a hose equippedwith an automatic shut-off device.
•Enforcement and Penalties shall be carried out by authorized agents of the City ofRochester and include:
1.First Offense - Written warning hand delivered to site of violation
2.Subsequent offenses - $100 fine and possible shut-off of water service
The City of Rochester appreciates your effort and cooperation with these Mandatory Water Restrictions in an effort to sustain our drinking water supply during these dry conditions. It is important to reprogram your sprinkler system to the restrictions set forth above. Please follow City announcements closely over the next few weeks for further guidance.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2016

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions

ROCHESTER, NH – Beginning Monday, September 26, 2016 the City of Rochester will implement a mandatory ban on non-essential outdoor use of water. This will be a City-wide restriction that applies to City water system customers as well as private well owners.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is urging municipalities to implement water-use restrictions. Drought conditions have become significantly worse, with over half the state in drought and the extreme drought moving from the seacoast farther into southern New Hampshire. Low stream flows and low groundwater levels are occurring across the state.
To address the ongoing drought conditions, the City of Rochester will implement the following water restrictions to help conserve our water resources:
•No outside use for lawn watering or irrigation. This will apply to automatic sprinklers,automatic irrigations systems, and any unattended lawn watering. The only exceptions to this restriction are commercial car washes, cash crops, farms, flower shops or garden centers.
•Filling of any swimming pools greater than 100 gallons capacity is prohibited.
•Watering by hose is allowed by incidental use only such as filling watering cans andchildren's pools of no greater than 100 gallons.
•Washing of vehicles including automobiles, trailers, trucks, etc. by hose is prohibited.
•Limited irrigation will be permitted between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM for newlyseeded areas and vegetable gardens, provided someone is present using a hose equippedwith an automatic shut-off device.
•Enforcement and Penalties shall be carried out by authorized agents of the City ofRochester and include:
1.First Offense - Written warning hand delivered to site of violation
2.Subsequent offenses - $100 fine and possible shut-off of water service
The City of Rochester appreciates your effort and cooperation with these Mandatory Water Restrictions in an effort to sustain our drinking water supply during these dry conditions. It is important to reprogram your sprinkler system to the restrictions set forth above. Please follow City announcements closely over the next few weeks for further guidance.

FOR INFORMATION
Contact John B. Storer, PE, Director of City Services (603) 332-4096
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Officer Forrest is trying to identify the subject in these photos in connection with a theft from a motor vehicle at East Rochester School on 9/8/2016. If you know the identity of this individual or have any knowledge about the crime, please call the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128 and reference case # 16-4435-OF.
You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.
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