Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project

In January 2006, the town launched the Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project to help promote water conservation to Shrewsbury residents. This program was launched in response to MassDEP's water conservation requirements.

Drinking Water
It's important to know that all water that flows from a spigot or faucet attached to your home is drinking water. This water is pumped from town wells and treated to make it safe to drink. Use of this water for lawn or garden watering, car washing, and recreation should be kept to a minimum to ensure that there is enough flow for every day use as well as fire protection in town.
A Logo with Waves and Text for the Shrewsbury Water Conservation Project and Water Drop
Benefits of Conservation
Please do your part. If we all make an effort to conserve water, limit our use of in-ground lawn sprinklers, use rain water when possible, and use low-flow fixtures, our town will:
  • Avoid environmental degradation
  • Preserve a precious natural resource - our water
  • Save considerable capital and operating costs