Time to Think About Water Conservation in Connecticut
Even with the rain we're expecting this week, it won't put a dent in the fact that the state of Connecticut is experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, which has prompted the Aquarion Water Company to suggest that conserving water would be in everyone's best interests.
The Connecticut Department of Health has issued an advisory for voluntary water conservation and the Aquarion Water Company is following that same path asking that their customers stop all outdoor water use that isn't absolutely necessary, and to dial back their indoor water use as well.
According to the DPH, Connecticut's statewide water reservoirs are normal at 93.8% capacity, but Aquarion's supply is below normal capacity.
Here are some water conservation tips from a recent Aquarion press release:
1. Allow grass to grow longer. Taller grass is healthier and requires less water.
2. Use brooms or blowers to clean decks and walkways.
3. Don't wash your cars or boats with the household hose.
4. Shut off ornamental water displays.
5. Don't leave water running while washing your hands, shaving, or brushing teeth.
6. Take shorter showers.
7. Hand wash dishes in a basin, not under running water. 8. Repair leaks in plumbing or fixtures.
We're not close to being in the same situation as California's drought, illustrated in the photo above, and if homeowners join the water conservation effort here in Connecticut we can possibly avoid this situation pictured below.