Inbox [July 24]: Worcester turns up drought watch, Anna Maria taps VP, Worcester ranks low for first-time homebuyers, more I-290 detours this week

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Worcester declares Stage Two drought warning

In the midst of a prolonged period of below average rainfall, the city of Worcester recently  declared a Stage Two drought warning.

Worcester officials are bracing for further drought conditions.

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Worcester officials are bracing for further drought conditions.

The warning triggers mandatory water restrictions targeted at reducing water waste. The goal of these restrictions is to reduce water usage across the city by 10 percent to 15 percent, which would bring the city’s water system to roughly 25 million gallons of consumption per day, the city said in a statement.

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