WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Some sections of the city of Westfield are dealing with low water pressure, and the head of the water department says that nighttime lawn watering may be to blame.
Water Resources Department Superintendent David Billips told 22News that a watering restriction remains in effect for the city, and that if this kind of nighttime irrigation continues, the city may implement a total ban on non-essential water use.
Billips told our media partner, the Westfield News , that pressure in some sections of town dropped from the normal 120 pounds per square inch (PSI) down to below 50 PSI.
"Downtown is back up to 80 pounds (per-square-inch) and other parts of the city are back up to 120 PSI, but we're have trouble keeping it up to 50 pounds in the Western Avenue section. Pressure in certain parts of town is worse than others," Billips told the newspaper.
The restrictions , which limit water use on certain days between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M., are due to work being done at the Granville Dam. The restrictions are expected to continue through September.