Irrigation ban remains amid water emergency

Aquarion Water Company joined city and town officials at UConn Stamford Monday morning to discuss the state's ongoing drought.



The community meeting set to examine the irrigation ban that has recently been put in place across many cities to conserve water.



Though officials say some regulations, like the banned usage of power washers and hoses, have been lifted, the use of sprinkler systems is still prohibited.



News 12 is told that people who do not stop using their sprinkler systems could have their water shut off.



Officials say while reservoirs are improving, water levels still aren't high enough to meet demand, specifically in Darien, Stamford, New Canaan and Greenwich.



Jeff Ulrich, from Aquarion Water Company, tells News 12 that the ban could be lifted by May, but customers will still be limited to watering their lawns twice a week.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account 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."