Water Conservation and Wise Use of Water
In 2016 southwest Connecticut experienced the fifth worst drought since 1895. To ensure an adequate supply of water for human consumption and fire protection, Aquarion Water Company worked collaboratively with local and state officials to increase the water supply to the area, and to enact mandatory irrigation restrictions by customers in the four communities most impacted by the drought. While these measures and seasonal rainfall resulted in supply improvements in 2017, “conservation” needs to become part of the water supply vocabulary to ensure everyone uses water wisely.
Aquarion has prepared an informative presentation on the drought and supply conditions, both past and current, and the wise use of water going forward. This program discusses the newly-enacted irrigation restrictions, and illustrates a number of water efficiencies that are easily and inexpensively implemented by homeowners, small businesses, and retail shops.
Twig Holland is the Program Coordinator for the Aquarion Water Company, the public water supply company in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut and areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England. Based in Bridgeport, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment, and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Their website is aquarionwater.com.
Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or visiting owlibrary.org and clicking on Events/Adult Events.