Voluntary water conservation is being called for by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. With the conservation advisory issued, Aquarion Water Company is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve water and stop non-essential outdoor water use.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Connecticut is currently experiencing conditions ranging from “abnormally dry” to “moderate drought” due to an extended dry spell.
There's been below average rainfall and water demand has been 9.3 percent higher this season compared to the same period last year. Using over 9 million gallons more per day, Aquarion’s reservoirs and wells are below normal capacity.