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Aquarion Water Company urges customers to shut down sprinklers

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Thousands of families are being asked to watch their water usage.

Aquarion Water Company wants customers to shut down sprinklers and irrigation systems for the season.

The company has low water levels in the southwestern part of the state, but it said demand is 12 percent higher than last year.  

To save water, Aquarion suggests the following items:

  • Shut off sprinklers and irrigations systems for the season.  Lawns and gardens slow down their growth in the fall and need less water. Watering less also encourages roots to grow  deeper in the soil to find water
  • Repair leaks in plumbing and fixtures
  • Switch to water-efficient toilets, washing machines and dish washers
  • Allow grass to grow longer; taller grass is healthier and requires less water
  • Use brooms or blowers instead of water to clean decks, driveways and sidewalks
  • Use a bucket and sponge to wash cars and boats instead of a running hose. Shut off ornamental water displays
  • Switch to water-efficient toilets, washing machines and dish washers
  • Turn off the tap while washing hands, shaving or brushing teeth
  • Take shorter showers
  • Hand-wash dishes in a basin, not under running water

For more tips on conserving water, click here.

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