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Does your town have a water ban in effect?

As Massachusetts endures its worst drought in more than a decade, many of the state’s cities and towns have issued outdoor water restrictions or bans to conserve water.

Check the map below to see what restrictions your town or city has issued. Many of the bans are punishable by fines.

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The Globe found many residents are skirting those prohibitions or plainly ignoring them, much to the chagrin of water providers and public works departments.

The US Drought Monitor’s weekly maps show a significant portion — just under 17 percent — of the state is now suffering an “extreme drought,” while almost three quarters of Massachusetts endures a “severe drought.”

It’s the first time the US Drought Monitor, a collaboration of university and government officials, has designated an “extreme drought” in Massachusetts since the group started mapping drought conditions in 1999.

Mass. towns with water use restrictions
Use this alphabetical list to see if your town has water use restrictions in place.
Town Public Water Supplier First Restriction Implemented Restriction Level
Abington Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works 8/15/2016 1 Day or Less
Acton Water Supply District of Acton 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Adams Adams Fire District 8/15/2016 1 Day or Less
Amherst Amherst Water Department 7/25/2016 1 Day or Less
Andover Andover DPW 7/25/2016 Voluntary
Ashburnham Ashburnham Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Ashland Howe Street Regional Water Plant 7/25/2016 1 Day or Less
Athol Athol Water Dept. 6/16/2016 Mandatory
Attleboro Attleboro Water Dept. 8/18/2016 1 Day or Less
Auburn Auburn Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Avon Avon Water Dept. 6/1/2016 Mandatory
Ayer Ayer Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Barnstable Barnstable Fire District 8/17/2016 Voluntary
Barnstable Hyannis Water Dept. 6/21/2016 Mandatory
Barre Barre Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Belchertown Belchertown Water District 6/9/2016 Voluntary
Bellingham Bellingham Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Billerica Billerica Water Works 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Blackstone Blackstone Water Dept. 6/1/2016 Mandatory
Bourne North Sagamore Water District 6/15/2016 Voluntary
Boylston Boylston Water District 5/1/2016 Voluntary
Braintree Tri-Town Water Board 7/25/2016 1 Day or Less
Bridgewater Bridgewater DPW 6/18/2016 1 Day or Less
Burlington Burlington Water Department 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Byfield Byfield Water District 5/18/2016 Mandatory
Canton Canton Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Chatham Chatham Water District 6/15/2016 Voluntary
Chelmsford Chelmsford Water District 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Cohasset Aquarion Water Co. 7/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Cheshire Cheshire Water Dept. 7/19/2016 1 Day or Less
Cohasset Cohasset Water Dept. 7/1/2016 Mandatory
Concord Concord Water Dept. 6/27/2016 1 Day or Less
Cotuit Cotuit Water Department 8/15/2016 Voluntary
Danvers Danvers Water Division 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Dartmouth Dartmouth Water Division 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Dedham Dedham-Westwood Water District 6/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Devens MassDevelopment 5/16/2016 Mandatory
Douglas Douglas Water and Sewer 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Dover Colonial Water Co. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Duxbury Duxbury Water Dept. 6/28/2016 Mandatory
East Bridgewater East Bridgewater DPW 6/17/2016 Mandatory
Easthampton Easthampton Water Dept. 7/7/2016 1 Day or Less
Easton Easton Water Division 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Essex Essex Water Department 7/11/2016 1 Day or Less
Fitchburg Fitchburg Water Dept. 5/19/2016 Mandatory
Foxborough Foxborough Water and Sewer Comm. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Franklin Franklin Water Dept. 6/6/2016 1 Day or Less
Gardner Gardner Water Dept. 5/30/2016 Mandatory
Georgetown Georgetown Water Dept. 5/18/2016 Mandatory
Gloucester Gloucester Water Dept. 8/22/2016 1 Day or Less
Grafton Grafton Water District 1/1/2016 Mandatory
Grafton South Grafton Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Greenfield Greenfield DPW 8/19/2016 Voluntary
Groton Groton Water Department 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Groton West Groton Water Supply District 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Groveland Groveland Water and Sewer 8/17/2016 Mandatory
Hadley Hadley DPW Water Division 7/27/2016 Mandatory
Halifax Halifax Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Hamilton Hamilton Water Dept. 6/8/2016 1 Day or Less
Hanover Hanover Water Dept. 8/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Hanson Hanson DPW 3/8/2016 1 Day or Less
Harwich Harwick Water Dept. 7/7/2016 Voluntary
Hatfield Hatfield Water Dept. 6/1/2016 Voluntary
Haverhill Haverhill Water Dept. 7/28/2016 Voluntary
Hingham Aquarion Water Co. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Holbrook Tri-Town Water Board 7/25/2016 1 Day or Less
Holden Holden DPW 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Holliston Holliston Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Hopedale Hopedale Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Hopkinton Hopkinton Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Hudson Hudson Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Hull Aquarion Water Co. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Ipswich Ipswich Water Dept. 6/20/2016 1 Day or Less
Kingston Kingston Water Dept. 6/15/2016 Mandatory
Leicester Cherry Valley and Rochdale Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Leicester Hillcrest Water District 8/1/2016 Mandatory
Lincoln Lincoln Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Littleton Littleton Water Department 5/24/2016 Mandatory
Lunenburg Lunenburg Water District 5/24/2016 Mandatory
Lynnfield Lynnfield Center Water District 1/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Manchester Manchester Water Dept. 7/18/2016 1 Day or Less
Mansfield Mansfield Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Marion Marion Water Division 6/15/2016 Mandatory
Marlborough Marlborough DPW Water Division 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Maynard Maynard Dept. of Public Works 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Medfield Medfield Water Dept. 6/2/2016 1 Day or Less
Medway Medway Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Merrimac Merrimac Water Depart. 7/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Middleborough Middleborough Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Milford Milford Water Co. 5/18/2016 1 Day or Less
Millbury Aquarion Water Co. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Millis Millis Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Natick Natick Water Division 6/22/2016 1 Day or Less
Needham Needham Water Dept. 5/2/2016 1 Day or Less
Newburyport Newburyport Water Works 7/21/2016 Voluntary
Norfolk Norfolk Dept. of Public Works 1/1/2016 1 Day or Less
North Attleborough North Attleborough Water Division 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
North Chelmsford North Chelmsford Water District 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
North Reading North Reading DPW 6/13/2016 Mandatory
Northampton Northampton Water Dept. 6/21/2016 Mandatory
Northbridge Whitinsville Water Dist. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Norton Norton Water Department 1/1/2016 Mandatory
Norwell Norwell Water Dept. 6/6/2016 1 Day or Less
Oak Bluffs Oak Bluffs Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Orange Orange Water Dept. 6/15/2016 Mandatory
Oxford Aquarion Water Co. 8/18/2016 Voluntary
Paxton Paxton Water Dept. 7/22/2016 Mandatory
Peabody Peabody Water Dept. 7/7/2016 Mandatory
Pepperell Pepperell Water Division 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Plainville Plainville Water Dept. 7/18/2016 Mandatory
Plymouth Plymouth DPW Water Division 7/12/2016 1 Day or Less
Plymouth Plymouth Water Company 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Plymouth Pinehills Water Co. 8/6/2016 Mandatory
Provincetown Provincetown Water Dept. 6/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Randolph Tri-Town Water Board 7/25/2016 1 Day or Less
Raynham North Raynham Water District 6/6/2016 Mandatory
Raynham Raynham Center Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Reading Reading Water Dept. 1/1/2016 Mandatory
Rockland Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works 8/15/2016 1 Day or Less
Rockport Rockport Water Dept. 7/14/2016 1 Day or Less
Rowley Rowley Water Department 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Rutland Rutland Water Dept. 6/6/2016 1 Day or Less
Salisbury Salisbury Water Dept. 6/6/2016 Mandatory
Scituate Scituate Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Seekonk Seekonk Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Sharon Sharon Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Shelburne Shelburne Falls Fire District 6/20/2016 Mandatory
Shirley Shirley Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Southampton Southampton Water Dept. 6/27/2016 Voluntary
Southbridge Southbridge Water Dept. 8/19/2016 1 Day or Less
Southwick Southwick Water Dept. 6/15/2016 1 Day or Less
Spencer Spencer Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Sterling Sterling Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Sturbridge Sturbridge Water Dept. 5/23/2016 Mandatory
Sudbury Sudbury Water District 5/18/2016 1 Day or Less
Sutton Wilkinsonville Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Swansea Swansea Water District 5/20/2016 Mandatory
Taunton Taunton Water Dept. 5/21/2016 Mandatory
Templeton Templeton Light and Water 6/17/2016 Mandatory
Topsfield Topsfield Water Dept. 5/26/2016 1 Day or Less
Townsend Townsend Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Upton Upton Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Uxbridge Uxbridge Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Walpole Walpole Water Dept. 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Ware Ware Water Dept. 5/20/2016 Mandatory
Wareham Onset Fire and Water District 5/1/2016 Mandatory
Warren Warren Fire District 6/6/2016 Mandatory
Wayland Wayland Water Division 6/6/2016 1 Day or Less
Webster Webster DPW 8/16/2016 Mandatory
Wellesley Wellesley College 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Wellesley Wellesley DPW 8/1/2016 Voluntary
Wenham Wenham Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Westborough Westborough Dept. of Public Works 5/31/2016 1 Day or Less
Westfield Westfield Water Dept. 6/27/2016 Mandatory
Westford Westford Water Dept. 6/3/2016 1 Day or Less
Westminster Westminster DPW 8/9/2016 Voluntary
Westwood Dedham-Westwood Water District 6/1/2016 1 Day or Less
West Boylston West Boylston Water District 6/1/2016 Mandatory
West Newbury West Newbury Water Dept. 5/1/2016 1 Day or Less
West Springfield West Springfield DPW 8/15/2016 Mandatory
Weymouth Weymouth Water Dept. 7/18/2016 Voluntary
Williamstown Williamstown Water Dept. 7/1/2016 Mandatory
Wilmington Wilmington Water Department 1/1/2016 1 Day or Less
Winchendon Winchendon Water Dept. 8/24/2016 1 Day or Less
Woburn Woburn DPW 8/15/2016 Mandatory
Worcester Worcester DPW 1/11/2016 Mandatory
Wrentham Wrentham Water Division 1/1/2016 1 Day or Less

Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DylMcGuinness.
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