BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – July 14, 2020 – Despite receiving some beneficial rainfall over the last few weeks, high temperatures and high water demands continue to reduce water reservoir levels in Connecticut. 2020’s below average rainfall has resulted in Southwest Fairfield County hitting its second drought trigger this summer. In order to help avoid further mandatory water restrictions, Aquarion Water Company today urged customers to continue conserving water.
Customers that live in the six towns currently under a mandatory, twice-weekly irrigation schedule (Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Stamford and Westport) are being asked to continue reducing water usage by 20 percent and to follow the mandatory, twice-weekly sprinkler irrigation schedule. Aquarion also encourages customers that live outside of these six towns to voluntarily follow this schedule as an easy way to conserve water.
|Last Digit of Your Address Number||Please Water Only On:|
|0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 (even numbers)|
Sunday & Wednesday
|1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 (odd numbers)|
Saturday & Tuesday
|No address number|
Sunday & Wednesday
“Aquarion appreciates all of our customers’ efforts to reduced nonessential water use,” said Donald Morrissey, Aquarion President. “However, we will need everyone’s participation to avoid a third drought trigger.”
Based on current water demands and expected rainfall, the third drought trigger could be hit in the next few weeks. The third drought trigger would require additional mandatory restrictions.
In order to use water more efficiently, Aquarion is encouraging customers to take the following actions:
Visit www.aquarionwater.com/conserve for additional water conservation tips.
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 53 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.