Officials impose mandatory water restrictions

Because of the increasingly dry conditions, the city of Westfield has imposed mandatory water restrictions for all residents. This measure is implemented to protect the water supply and pressure for potential firefighting purposes. According to city officials, the current drought could also potentially compromise the city’s water system and is putting a tremendous strain on the city’s water distribution.

Westfield is directing residents who have an even numbered address to only irrigate on Monday and Wednesday and residents with an odd numbered address to irrigate on Tuesday and Thursday. There is to be no weekend irrigation. These restrictions are effective immediately and are imposed until further notification by city officials.

Despite the water restrictions, Westfield’s Splash Park will remain open for residents as a cooling station. Water used at the Splash Park is recycled water.