Though Egremont received some rain recently, considerable more rain is needed to relieve drought conditions. Western MA is faring better than the rest of the state. The BOH reminds residents that wells serve most homeowners. Your water usage will impact others. Please use water wisely and sparingly to avoid your well or your neighbor's well going dry. Drought conditions also cause concern for outside fire pits. Please exercise caution; an escaped ember can cause brush fires.