On June 28, East Lyme Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on the implementation of water restrictions. This is required before the town can put water restrictions in place.
The notice approved by the Board of Selectmen at the meeting that followed has no start date. It simply reads: “Water restrictions will be in effect from 9 a.m. on Friday through noon on Monday each week until further notice.”
This is designed to allow the town to move forward with water restrictions as needed.
Typically, First Selectman Paul Formica said, the Fourth of July weekend is one of those times but thanks to recent rain, the town has not deemed it necessary at this point. The town will announce if and when such restrictions are necessary.
We’ll let you know when that will be but until then, water your lawn at will!
(Note: The original story on this issue which ran on Friday, June 29, mistakenly reported that the restrictions started that day. The to reflect the correct information.)