UPDATE 6:16 p.m., Wednesday — Aquarion Water Co. says the pump station in Darien is now fixed and customers in town should feel free to water their lawns as much as they want.
The company originally asked customers not to water lawns (unless by hand) until Thursday evening, but at 4:52 p.m., the company announced in a brief news release that the pump station had been fixed early.
Here’s the entire statement:
Aquarion Water Company is pleased to inform Darien customers that the pumping facility that experienced a water leak is back in service.
Customers may resume normal lawn irrigation activities. Aquarion thanks Darien customers for their cooperation in limiting lawn irrigation during the equipment repair.
Original headline and article, Tuesday, 10:14 a.m.:
UPDATE: Aquarion: Pump Emergency Repair in Darien — Please Don’t Use Water to Irrigate Lawns Till Thurs Night
Aquarion Water Co. is asking Darien residents not to use sprinklers or other irrigation systems on lawns in town until Thursday evening as the utility repairs a broken water “pumping system” in town.
Some Darien customers may find their water pressure is lower as the company conducts an “ongoing emergency repair” of the apparatus.
UPDATE, 2:39 p.m.: Aquarion Water Co. sent out a news release at 2:25 p.m. about the request for Darienites to avoid watering lawns. The announcement describes the problem as “a major water leak a Darien pumping facility Monday morning and its ongoing emergency repair […]”
“Consequently, we are requesting that customers refrain from using irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, and limit outdoor watering to hand-held watering,” the company said in an announcement posted with a 4:55 p.m., Monday time stamp on its website.
Here’s the entire text of the entire announcement (followed by a screengrab image of it from the Web page):
Updated: Monday, June 27, 2016 4:55 PM
All Streets in Darien, CT Affected
Due to a damaged pumping system and its ongoing emergency repair, some of our customers may be experiencing lower water pressure.
Consequently, we are requesting that customers refrain from using irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, and limit outdoor watering to hand-held watering.
This request will remain in effect until Thursday evening. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 203-445-7310.
Update 2:39 p.m.: Here’s the 2:25 p.m. news release from Aquarion:
June 28, 2016 – As a result of a major water leak a Darien pumping facility Monday morning and its ongoing emergency repair, Aquarion Water Company today has requested Darien customers refrain from using irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers until Thursday evening. Hand-held watering is still acceptable during this period.
Some Darien customers may experience lower water pressure during this repair. Aquarion expects to have the pumping facility back in service by Friday morning. If customers have any questions, they can contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-732-9678.
About Aquarion Water Company:
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.
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