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Mandatory water restrictions issued for Southington customers

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Southington Water Department issued mandatory water restrictions. (WFSB photo) Southington Water Department issued mandatory water restrictions. (WFSB photo)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The Southington Water Department issued mandatory water restrictions for residents to conserve water. 

The water restrictions were issued due to "unusual warm weather conditions and lack of rain-fall."

Water officials told customers in Southington to limit the amount of water used outside of their home.

Customers are being advised to observe the odd/even watering schedule. People with even street numbers are asked to water on even days of the month and vice versa for odd numbered homes.

"You’re not supposed to be watering your grass except for every other day," Southington resident Nikki Harnois said. 

The odd/even watering schedule applies to "washing cars, watering flowers and any other non-essential outside uses," Southington Water Department said. 

Southington Water Department Superintendent Fred Rogers said the town's not in a drought, but they are nearly seven inches below the average. 

"We have no rain coming, so I don’t think it would be a bad idea," Harnois said. 

Workers constantly monitor the six wells in town. Water department officials said levels aren't critical, but they are a cause for concern and that's why the restrictions are in place.

There's no end in sight for the restriction. While fines can be imposed, water department officials said they're not looking to take that route, yet. 

Harnois said she will keep fighting the battle to keep her plants and grass alive. She hopes mother nature can do her part too.

"Everything’s dry, everything’s brown," Harnois said. "It’s the middle of summer, everything’s supposed to be green and it’s not." 

For more information on how you can conserve water, call the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593. 

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