Regional Water Authority continues to asks everyone to reduce water use

(WTNH) — South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is asking all of its customers to step up and reduce water use to 15 percent.

That’s a change from October 11th, when the company requested that all customers voluntarily reduce their water use by 10 percent.

“We are joining Governor Malloy’s call to conserve water by 15% in response to the recent decision made by the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup to issue the state’s first-ever Drought Watch,” said Regional Water Authority Vice President of Asset Management, Ted Norris. “This reduction will continue to enable the RWA to meet the public water supply needs for customers, fire protection, and protect the environment.”

Related Content: Drought squeezing Connecticut dairy farmers 

At the end of October, the Regional Water Authority’s reservoirs were at approximately 53 percent of their capacity, which is less than the long-term average of 66 percent for October.

Here are some things you can do to conserve water:

  • Shower instead of taking a bath
  • Drink water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until cool
  • Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth
  • Scrape rather than rinse dishes before loading them into the dishwasher
  • Wash only full loads of clothes
  • Repair dripping faucets and showers

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