Droughts can be such a pain in the butt. Droughts lasting for months on end? That’s a whole ‘nother story.
Connecticut is in for a world of hurt if this lack of rain nonsense continues. Some forecasters are predicting drought-like conditions well into WINTER. Which means, for us at least, no bubble baths for a while…
Connecticut Water Company is telling its customers to start saving their water recommends that they scale back water consumption by at least 10 percent. At minimum.
Those living in the harder-hit communities (in terms of lack of rainfall) have been asked to reduce water usage by 15 percent. Those are the shoreline communities of Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook.
NBC Connecticut reports that, thanks to the insane lack of rainfall, water reservoirs are running low on supplies. It’s not bad enough to trigger a state of emergency. Yet.
No need to run around screaming and panicking (although that makes GREAT cardio.) Connecticut Water says they will still be able to meet their customers’ demands, but it doesn’t hurt to be cautious.
David Connors, director of service delivery, told NBC, “We currently have an adequate supply of water for our customers’ needs but we are taking these steps to ensure we will continue to have enough water for those needs should the drought continue.”
It is estimated that the average household in Connecticut uses 165 gallons of water per day. Connecticut Water says the easiest way to cut back on consumption is to hold off on watering lawns, taking showers instead of baths, and turning the water off while shaving or brushing your teeth.
Other recommendations are turning off automatic irrigation systems, fixing any leaky pipes or toilets, and opting to sweep the porch, deck, driveways, and sidewalks to keep them clean.
With no significant rainfall predicted in the immediate forecast, residents should buckle up and make preparations until a little more rain comes our way.