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Danbury Urges Residents To Conserve Water As Drought Deepens

Danbury is calling on residents to initiate water conservation measures.
Danbury is calling on residents to initiate water conservation measures. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

DANBURY, Conn. -- With drought conditions persisting in the state of Connecticut, and little precipitation forecast for the foreseeable future, the City of Danbury is requesting its water customers to reduce all non-essential water use.

Danbury reservoir levels are currently at 66 percent of full capacity, approximately 11 percent below normal for this time of year, according to officials.

“We are asking our residents to play an important role in our efforts to conserve water,” said Mayor Mark Boughton. “Because of the drought conditions that we are facing, I’m asking that we all do our part.”

City officials are asking residents to do the following:

• Refrain from use of outdoor water devices, including irrigation systems, sprinklers, soaker hoses and hand held hoses.

• Use brooms and blowers instead of water to clean decks, driveways and sidewalks.

• Repair leaks in plumbing and fixtures, including leaky toilets and faucets.

• Run only full loads in the washing machine and in the dishwasher.

• Take shorter showers.

• Do not leave water running while washing hands, shaving or brushing teeth.

• Install low-flow toilets, as well as faucet and shower-head flow restrictors.

For questions about water use, call the Public Utilities Department at 203-797- 4539.

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