Summer Water Conservation

Seasonal water use accounts for two thirds of the water produced each day from mid-June through mid-September. This increase in use reflects 6,300 gallons per minute that is applied primarily to lawns by irrigation systems and sprinklers.


Greenscapes Community


  • Andover is recognized as a Greenscapes community. As such, the Town encourages all residents and businesses to utilize the community's drinking water resources in a responsible manner. During these hot Summer months, everyone can conserve water by:
  • Watering only at dawn or after dusk - the best times for the health of your lawn
  • Utilizing rain barrels to reuse water on a sunny day
  • Using the 'Walk Test' to determine if watering is necessary
  • Maintaining irrigation systems to prevent leaks and waste
  • Water plants, not pavement
For more cost-effective ways to conserve water usage, please visit the Greenscapes website and be sure to pick up Greenscapes materials available both at Memorial Hall Library and Town Offices.

EPA WaterSense Partner

Andover is a sponsor of US EPA’s WaterSense Program. As a partner we are committed to promoting indoor and outdoor water efficiency, to conserving  water resources and promoting WaterSense certified products. The Town of Andover's Water Division also offers free indoor and outdoor water savings kits for residents which can be picked up at the Municipal Services Facility located at 5 Campanelli Drive. For more information, visit the EPA's WaterSense website.