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Aquarion Issues Mandatory Irrigation Ban

Posted on October 15, 2020 by admin


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Today, Aquarion Water Co. announced a ban on automatic irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers as drought conditions persist in Fairfield County. The ban applies to Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, and Westport. Customers may continue to use hand-held watering, soaker hose, and drip irrigation for new plantings.

Aquarion is also encouraging customers to take the following measures to reduce water usage:

  1. Turn off the water while lathering up, shaving, or brushing your teeth.
  2. Minimize baths and the amount of water you use for each. Trim one minute off the length of your showers.
  3. Wash only full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine.
  4. Hand wash dishes in a pan or the sink, not under continuous running water.
  5. Reuse dehumidifier water or use a bucket to capture shower and bath water while you wait for it to warm up; then use the water to water your plants.

Visit www.aquarionwater.com/conserve for additional water conservation tips.

I will provide more updates on this issue as I receive new information.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Email: Terrie.Wood@cga.ct.gov