Despite recent rains, Connecticut remains mired in a drought.
A long, serious drought.
It has not gotten much attention. But it’s here. And it’s real.
Aquarion has asked customers to reduce water consumption by 20 percent. That’s a lot.
It’s also 5 percent more than Governor Malloy requested, just a month ago.
Aquarion says that from Greenwich to Bridgeport, its reservoirs are between 15 and 60 percent of capacity. The company is building temporary pipelines to balance supply among reservoirs. But more action is needed.
As wells run dry — among other effects — all residents are asked to take shorter showers, shut off water while brushing teeth, and do fewer loads of laundry.
Click here for information on stream flow, groundwater and related issues.
Click here for a “drought monitor” website.
And start hoping for a very snowy winter.