Aquarion Water Company is requiring customers in Darien and other southwest Fairfield County communities to turn off their irrigation systems and sprinklers for the season as southwest Fairfield County hits its third drought trigger this fall. — an announcement from Aquarion Water Company
The water company’s announcement, made in coordination with state and local officials, is a mandatory irrigation ban for customers in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford and Westport. Recent rainfall from Hurricane Delta remnants did little to replenish water supplies. Effective immediately, the ban includes automatic irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers. As cooler temperatures have arrived, irrigation system use has become unnecessary. Consequently, all Aquarion-issued, irrigation variances are revoked for the season with this ban. Hand-held watering, soaker hose, and drip irrigation continue to be permitted for new plantings. “With drought conditions continuing to worsen across the state, this mandatory ban will help to ensure an adequate water supply for everyday needs and give reservoirs time to recover for the spring,” said Aquarion President Donald J. Morrissey.