Drought Has Caused a Water Emergency in Fairfield County
No doubt, the summer weather was incredible, but we are paying the price in lots of ways.
While the scene may not be quite as desperate as the water woes in the mid-west or California, it still is very bad. I'm the first to admit that I've loved every hot, sunny and dry day that the summer of 2016 gave us. But as I look out my windows at home, I see brown grass and large patches of dirt, and as I turn on water in my house, I do think about the ramifications of the major lack of rain.
To that end, a 30-day temporary water supply emergency is being declared in four Fairfield County towns served by Aquarion Water Company.
This is not a step that the Department of Public Health takes lightly or frequently, but it is clear that despite water conservation efforts taken by Aquarion and its customers, diversion of water from other areas in Aquarion’s water supply in addition to continued mandatory water conservation measures is necessary to avert a much larger water crisis in these towns
While this declaration deals specifically with these four towns and neighboring towns in New York, the entire state remains in a drought advisory, and I encourage all Connecticut residents to conserve water during this prolonged period of dry weather
This is serious stuff people! While the towns in question are Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan, it would behoove all of us in Connecticut to heed the words of Dr.Pino about the entire state.