New Canaan urges water conservation amid drought

New Canaan officials are reminding residents to keep conserving their water as parts of western Connecticut are still facing a moderate drought.



An emergency order restricting water use remains in place in New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich and Stamford. Town officials say reservoirs in the region just need a bit more rain before they're full.



In the meantime, municipalities have been using a pipe that transfers water from reservoirs in Bridgeport to the depleted reservoirs.



Officials say Aquarion Water Company installed that pipe over the summer when the drought was worse. Though the situation has since improved, they say the water levels of the reservoirs in the region are still below normal.



"We're still in a pretty dire condition in terms of what we need to get us over the hump," says New Canaan First Selectman Robert Mallozzi.



He says the irrigation ban is still in place but that it should not be difficult to follow given the time of year.



Last month, the Department of Health lifted several restrictions on outdoor water use. However, town officials encourage residents to continue conserving water.


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