The Aquarion Water Company today asked customers to reduce nonessential water use.
And it said residents in Westport and five other towns currently under a mandatory, twice-weekly irrigation schedule to reduce water usage by 20% to lessen the potential for stricter restrictions this summer.
The other towns are Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, and Stamford.
“Our water systems have experienced near-record water demands throughout our service area, causing us to hit our first drought trigger in Southwest Fairfield County,” a news release said.
“Meanwhile, many other portions of Connecticut are 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).
The company said due to these high water demands, customers may experience temporary low water pressure and/or possible water discoloration.
“These issues will resolve themselves as water usage returns to normal levels,” it said.