Due to the lack of significant rainfall and higher than normal demand for water, The HazardvilleWater Company is asking its customers to conserve water and reduce non-essential outdoor water use. Conditions in Connecticut currently range from “abnormally dry” to “moderate drought” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“Due to the current conditions, Hazardville Water is urging customers to reduce water use,” said Jonathan S. Avery, president of The Hazardville Water Company. “It is very important that non-essential water use is reduced to ensure that all customers have water when it is needed.”
Fire Departments are asked to avoid using water for training exercises.
The Company recommends the following tips to reduce water use:
- Avoid watering lawns; allowing grass to grow longer requires less water
- Clean decks, walkways and sidewalks with brooms or blowers instead of water
- Don’t wash cars or boats with a hose
- Shut off ornamental water displays
- Turn water off while brushing teeth, shaving, and washing hands
- Take shorter showers
- Promptly repair any leaks