Mandatory water restrictions effective immediately in Bristol

Lawn water sprinkler spraying water over grass in garden (Image: Big Stock)
Lawn water sprinkler spraying water over grass in garden (Image: Big Stock)

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Due to the lack of rain, the Bristol Mayor’s Office and the Bristol Water Department have issued mandatory water restrictions.

Officials say the city’s reservoirs have declined to below 60 percent capacity and water restrictions are effective immediately. Officials say this now requires all customers to limit the amount of outside water use, as well as adhere to the water department’s odd/even watering. This means that homes with an even street number can water on even days of the month and homes with odd street numbers can water on odd days of the month.

The odd/even watering system also applies to washing cars, watering flowers and any other non-essential outside uses.

“We issued Voluntary Restrictions in August, hoping that we would see some rainfall in early September, but unfortunately we have not received enough rain to avoid having to issue the Mandatory Restrictions,” stated Mr. Longo.

Anyone with questions on the restrictions or the City’s water supply can contact the Bristol Water Department at 860-582-7431. Information on the Mandatory Restrictions, along with other ways to conserve water can also be found on the Bristol Water Department website or on the Bristol Water Department and Mayor’s Office Facebook pages.

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