Connecticut Governor Issues Drought Advisory
On Oct. 5, Gov. M. Jodi Rell issued a drought advisory for
Connecticut and directed all state agencies to immediately take steps
to conserve water at state facilities.
"We all must do our part to cut down on our water usage and the
state of Connecticut will lead by example with our conservation
efforts," Rell said. "Rainfall totals over the past few months have
been 35 percent below normal.
"Some relief may reach Connecticut as early as next weekend, but in
the meantime, water conservation is simple and just requires common
sense," the governor stated.
The governor recommended that each of Connecticut's municipalities
designate an official "Drought Coordinator" to serve as a liaison with
local water utilities and appropriate state agencies. In addition, Rell
suggested the following measures be taken:
- All residents and businesses should set a voluntary
water use reduction goal of 10 percent (whether served by public water
systems or private wells).
- All residents and businesses should cut back on unnecessary water use, such as watering lawns and washing cars.
- Residents and businesses should cooperate with their local water
utilities as conditions may be different in various parts of the state
and because utilities may have different utility plans