New Planting
Variance Application Form

Thank you for applying to Aquarion Water Company for an irrigation variance. Please complete the form below.

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation and permit email allowing you to water for 5-weeks on any day before 10am and after 6pm.

  • The permit must be placed in a location that can be seen by the public.
  • If you have already received a 5-week and a 2-week extension new planting variance, no further new planting variance will be allowed this season.
  • The new planting variance program closes on June 15th and reopens on September 1st.
Please Note - June 15 is the last day a Newly-Installed Landscape variance request will be accepted in June. Newly-Installed Landscape variances will not be granted for the months of July and August, but will resume September 1.

Aquarion Water Company's priority is to protect our water resources to ensure we have an adequate supply of water for human consumption and fire protection. We've consulted a number sources and been advised that grass seed and sod is best planted before or after the heat of the summer because it's difficult for grass seed and sod to survive the heat of the summer without excessive watering. In May, June and September the soil is warm, but daytime temperatures are moderate which reduces the need for watering.
  Number of Acres
    *Enter Number of Acres
At Aquarion, our first priority is protecting our water resources. Properties that are 3 acres or less can be properly irrigated within the twice-weekly watering schedule. Your property does not qualify for a large property variance.
  Newly-Installed Landscape
 *(Please check all applicable boxes)
  New Sod or Grass Seed
  New Bedding Plants or Shrubs
  Applicant Information
    *Account Number
 (Example: 200......)
    *Account First / Last Name
    *Installation Address
    *Daytime Phone Number
 -   -   Ext.   
     Evening Phone Number
 -   -   
    *Email Address
(We will never disclose your email address)
  Corporate Applicant
     Corporate Name
     Officer's First / Last Name
     Officer's Title
    I hereby certify that I have authority to bind the named Corporate Applicant and
the Owner of the Property.
  Mailing Address
 Same as Installation Address
    *Daytime Phone Number
 -   -   Ext.   
     Evening Phone Number
 -   -   
(We will never disclose your email address)
  Irrigation System Information
    *Irrigation Company Name
     Contact First / Last Name
    *Phone Number
 -   -   Ext.   
     Number of Zones
  Explanation for Variance Request
The reasons for requesting a variance must be described below. Please be aware that according to Aquarion's Rules and Regulations: (1) granting of a variance must not cause an immediate significant reduction in the city/town's water supply; and (2) the health, safety, or welfare of other persons will not be adversely affected by granting of the variance.
*Please describe why this variance is being requested (you may attach
 additional information if needed):
  Five-Week Irrigation Period or Two-Week Extension
Please select the start date for the variance.
 /   /     (MM/DD/YYYY)  
and will end on
  Attachments Including Maps, Pictures, Drawings and Sketches (Optional)
  Conditions for Variance
 This box must be checked
By checking this box and submitting this form, the property owner/manager agrees to the following:
  • Agree to inspection by Aquarion staff to verify conditions stated in application.
  • If the variance is granted, post Variance Permit sign in view of the public.
  • Observe all other water conservation requirements.
  • Irrigate before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm.
  • Variance will automatically expire if Aquarion issues a mandatory watering ban.
  • Variance expires on October 31 and must be renewed annually.
  • Authorizes the property's irrigation contractor (company name provided above) to work as the applicant's agent during the Aquarion variance application process.
  • The property owner/applicant shall be responsible for any fees charged by the property's irrigation contractor during the Aquarion variance application process.
Applicant affirms that all statements and documentation made in this Application are true and correct. Applicant also agrees as part of this application to comply with all applicable requirements by Aquarion and their city/town code, as amended, including but not limited to Aquarion's conservation measures relating to lawn and landscape irrigation.
Applicant understands and agrees that any variance granted may be revoked by Aquarion at any time if: (a) Customer violates any terms and conditions of water usage as set forth above; (b) Customer violates any of the provisions of their city or town code, including but not limited to; (c) the facts or circumstances that justified the variance no longer exist; (d) an immediate significant reduction in water supply or waste of water occurs as a result of usage under the variance; or (e) the health, safety, or welfare of the general public or specific persons requires revocation of the variance.
Applicant has read, fully understands, and consents to the terms and conditions set forth for the variance policy and procedures, and also understands that violation of the terms and conditions may result in revocation of the variance permit.
As a further express condition precedent to the granting of a variance as requested by this Application, Applicant EXPRESSLY AGREES TO FULLY AND COMPLETELY defend, indemnify and hold Aquarion, its officers, agents and employees, harmless against any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, costs, and expenses for personal injury (including death), property damage or other harm for which recovery of damages is sought, suffered by any person or persons, that may arise out of or be occasioned by Applicant’s violation of any terms or provisions of a variance permit, if granted, or by any use of water under such a variance permit, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE NEGLIENCE, GROSS NEGLIENCE OR COMPARATIVE FAULT OF AQUARION'S OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, CONTRIBUTES IN ANY WAY TO THE DAMAGE, INJURY OR OTHER HARM MENTIONED ABOVE. THE REQUIRMENT OF APPLICANT TO DEFEND AS DESCRIBED ABOVE ALSO UNCONDITIONALLY APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE NEGLIENCE, GROSS NEGLIENCE OR COMPARATIVE FAULT OF AQUARION'S OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, CONTRIBUTES IN ANY WAY TO THE DAMAGE, INJURY OR OTHER HARM MENTIONED ABOVE. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as waiving any immunity available to Aquarion under the law. The provisions of this paragraph are solely for the benefit of Applicant and Aquarion and not intended to create or grant any rights, contractual or otherwise, to any other person or entity.
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