FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Aquarion Water Company is asking Fairfield County customers to conserve water and reduce non-essential outdoor water use due to a dry spell that is causing the company's reservoirs and wells to fall below normal capacity.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Connecticut is experiencing conditions ranging from "abnormally dry" to "moderate drought" due to the extended dry spell.
As a result, Aquarion is requesting customers reduce outdoor water use by limiting lawn irrigation to a maximum of twice a week (customers can select any two days) if they are using an irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler. Use of a hand-held hose for watering is allowed at any time.
"Due to current conditions, Aquarion is advising customers to reduce their water use," said Charles Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO. "It is important for all of our customers to assist in this effort, to ensure everyone in our entire at-large community has the water they need, when they need it."
Aquarion recommends ways to use water more efficiently, while helping conservation efforts:
- Allow grass to grow longer; taller grass is healthier and requires less water.
- Use brooms or blowers instead of water to clean decks, driveways and sidewalks.
- Don't wash cars or boats with a hose.
- Shut off ornamental water displays.
- Do not leave water running while washing hands, shaving or brushing teeth.
- Take shorter showers.
- Hand-wash dishes in a basin, not under running water.
- Repair leaks in plumbing and fixtures.
Visit www.aquarionwater.com/conserve for additional water conservation tips.
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