BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – Due to the lack of rain leading to low water level in reservoirs Bristol is prohibiting all outside use of water effective immediately.
According to the Water Department and Mayor’s Office the city reservoirs are below 50 percent capacity which has lead to the ban.
The mandatory ban includes among other things watering lawns, use of underground irrigation systems, washing vehicles and houses. This also includes residents who have planted new grass. However residents can water flowers and gardens with a garden hose or watering can. Commercial car washes will be allowed to operate. Many of them already use recycled water according to the city.
Violators face having their water turned off for a minimum 24 hours and would have to pay a fee to have their service turned back on.