News

Norwalk lifts drought restrictions, urges water conservation

Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency. Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency.
NORWALK -

Norwalk officials announced Wednesday the end of their drought restrictions after a nearly six-month water emergency.

Last October, the reservoirs serving Norwalk were less than 25 percent full, prompting the city to issue an emergency order banning outdoor water use.

Thanks to the intervening rain and snow, the reservoirs have been replenished.

Still, Paul Yatcko, general manager of South Norwalk Electric and Water, says he would like residents to continue conserving, especially as temperatures warm up.

Aquarion Water Company says an emergency order remains in place for Darien, Stamford, Greenwich and New Canaan. Officials say they will assess the situation at the end of the month, and then decide whether the order should continue.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."