State Issues ‘Draught Advisory’ Although Water Utilities, So Far, Haven’t Asked for Conservation

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a “Draught Advisory” on Monday, recommending that customers of public water systems “follow any water conservation recommendations that may be requested by their water utility.” As of 4 p.m. Monday, no water conservation recommendation has been posted on the website of Aquarion Water Co., which serves Darien residents. For much of late 2015 and early 2016, the utility was asking residents in Darien and many other communities to conserve water because of dry weather lowering the amount of water in the utilty’s reservoirs. In a recent presentation given to the Darien Board of Selectmen, Aquarion officials said outdoor water usage (watering grass, for instance) is much greater than indoor use during warmer weather when lawns are watered and pools refilled. Here’s the full news release issued Monday (boldface emphasis added by

With precipitation across Connecticut down as much as six inches over the last 90 days, the Department of Public Health (DPH) today issued a Drought Advisory.