Malloy is asking the public to voluntarily reduce their consumption of water by 15-percent. For most Connecticut residents, that means shorter showers, only running washing machines when they’re full, not watering lawns, and other conservation measures.
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A Drought Watch in Connecticut has never happened before, according to Governor Malloy. This Drought Watch impacts the following counties:
- New Haven
Both Windham and New London counties will remain in a modified Drought Advisory. The State will remain under these advisories until reservoirs return to normal levels.
With this in mind, residents are being asked to be mindful of their water consumption and to voluntarily reduce usage wherever possible pic.twitter.com/T44uSa9rNo
— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) October 28, 2016
Malloy outlined just how large the rain shortfall has been in 2016.
Paired with historically warm temperatures, precipitation in Connecticut ranged from 60% to 73% of normal conditions between June and September.”
The Governor will also direct the State to review and implement areas where water usage among state government facilities can be reduced.
Additional information on Connecticut’s drought status is available online on the State of Connecticut website.