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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Aquarion Asks Voluntary Conservation of Water

The Aquarion Water Company today asked customers to voluntary conserve water and curb outdoor water use because of drought conditions in the state.

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A statement said Connecticut is currently experiencing conditions ranging from “abnormally dry” to “moderate drought” due to an extended dry spell, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

“With below average rainfall and water demand 9.3 percent higher this season compared to the same period last year, and using over 9 million gallons more per day, Aquarion’s reservoirs and wells are below normal capacity,” the company said.

“Due to current conditions, Aquarion is advising customers to voluntarily reduce their water use,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO.

Aquarion recommends ways to use water more efficiently, while helping conservation efforts:

·      Consider shutting off irrigations systems for the season or reduce irrigation to twice a week.  With cooler temperatures, lawns and shrubs require an inch or less of water
per week

·      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

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Posted 09/24/15 at 04:41 PM



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