Sandiwich Water District
    72 Tupper Road, Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563 ~ 508-888-2775




Here on Cape Cod
we are blessed with an abundance of fresh water. We are Water droplets surrounded by circle with works SAVE WATER belowaccustomed to turning on our taps to fill pools, wash cars and irrigate our lawns and gardens. We usually do not give a second thought to how much water we use. As we grow as a community we need to give some thought to conservation.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Adopts New Residential Per Capita Day Standard

We would like to advise residents of recently proposed DEP regulations which will limit average household water usage to 65 gallons per day per person and can severely restrict or ban outside watering whenever the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force declares a drought advisory. The “advisory” is the second level of five conditions of drought defined in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan (Normal, Advisory, Watch, Warning and Emergency). The advisory level merely references dry conditions that warrant closer tracking by governmental agencies. It does not mean that a drought condition is actually occurring. These regulations, when implemented, as currently proposed will impact District revenues as less water will be available for purchase by District residents due to the restrictions. We urge you to contact your legislators and voice your concerns regarding these regulations.

 
Fixture/End Use
Avg. gallons per capita per day
Indoor use percent
Toilet
18.5
30.9%
Clothes Washer
15
25.1%
Shower
11.6
19.4%
Faucet
10.9
18.2%
Other Domestic
1.6
2.7%
Bath
1.2
2.0%
Dishwasher
1
1.7%
Indoor Total
59.8
100%

At present the Sandwich Water District average is 73 gallons per capita per day.

How can I help conserve?

You can help conserve by installing water saving plumbing fixtures, and appliances. The table below gives an estimate of just how much can be saved when you replace conventional fixtures with modern low flow fixtures.

Vintage Toilet*
4-6 gals per flush
Conventional Toilet**
3.5 gals per flush
Low Flow Toilet***
1.6 gals per flush
Conventional Showerhead
3–10 gals per min
Low Flow Showerhead
2-2.5 gals per min
Faucet Aerator
3-6 gals per min
Flow Regulating Aerator
0.5-2.5 gals per min
Top Loading Washer
40-55 gals per load
Front Loading Washer
22-25 gals per load


* Manufactured before 1978
** Manufactured between 1978 and 1993
*** Manufactured after 1994

 


Here on Cape Cod
we are blessed with an abundance of fresh water. We are accustomed to turning on our taps to fill pools, wash cars and irrigate our lawns and gardens. We usually do not give a second thought to how much water we use. As we grow as a community we need to give some thought to conservation.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Adopts New Residential Per Capita Day Standard

We would like to advise residents of recently proposed DEP regulations which will limit average household water usage to 65 gallons per day per person and can severely restrict or ban outside watering whenever the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force declares a drought advisory. The “advisory” is the second level of five conditions of drought defined in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan (Normal, Advisory, Watch, Warning and Emergency). The advisory level merely references dry conditions that warrant closer tracking by governmental agencies. It does not mean that a drought condition is actually occurring. These regulations, when implemented, as currently proposed will impact District revenues as less water will be available for purchase by District residents due to the restrictions. We urge you to contact your legislators and voice your concerns regarding these regulations.

 
Fixture/End Use
Avg. gallons per capita per day
Indoor use percent
Toilet
18.5
30.9%
Clothes Washer
15
25.1%
Shower
11.6
19.4%
Faucet
10.9
18.2%
Other Domestic
1.6
2.7%
Bath
1.2
2.0%
Dishwasher
1
1.7%
Indoor Total
59.8
100%

At present the Sandwich Water District average is 73 gallons per capita per day.

How can I help conserve?

You can help conserve by installing water saving plumbing fixtures, and appliances. The table below gives an estimate of just how much can be saved when you replace conventional fixtures with modern low flow fixtures.

Vintage Toilet*
4-6 gals per flush
Conventional Toilet**
3.5 gals per flush
Low Flow Toilet***
1.6 gals per flush
Conventional Showerhead
3–10 gals per min
Low Flow Showerhead
2-2.5 gals per min
Faucet Aerator
3-6 gals per min
Flow Regulating Aerator
0.5-2.5 gals per min
Top Loading Washer
40-55 gals per load
Front Loading Washer
22-25 gals per load


* Manufactured before 1978
** Manufactured between 1978 and 1993
*** Manufactured after 1994

 

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Hazardous Waste
Collection

The improper disposal of hazardous materials can cause serious contamination to water supplies and the environment. As residents of Cape Cod we all can contribute to protecting our natural resources through proper waste disposal. Do not pour hazardous wastes or paints down any septic systems, private or public drains, on the ground, or into waterways. Safe disposal of materials through the Hazardous Waste Collection Program will help to keep our drinking water and our community pollution-free.

For more information on theplease contact Cape Cod Cooperative Extension at 508-375-6699 or go to
capecodextension.org

 

2018 Hazardous Waste
Collection Dates
All times are
9:00 am to 1:00 pm


April 28th
SANDWICH
OAK RIDGE SCHOOL


June 16th
FALMOUTH
HIGH SCHOOL


August 18th
MASHPEE HIGH SCHOOL

October 20th
BOURNE LANDFILL