There are a variety of different factors that are taken into consideration when water restrictions are imposed; the amount of water left in our supply system being the most important. We then look at the water consumption rate, the time of year, and current and future weather predictions. Water consumption increases dramatically in the summer due to increased population, watering lawns, gardening, and car washing. The Town has a total of 195 million gallons in our reservoirs without using our emergency or backup supplies. The Town will use anywhere from 210 to 270 million gallons of water a year, depending on restrictions and weather.