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Water companies call on customers to conserve water

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

The heat wave continues as Wednesday is day number 7.

The lack of rain has parts of Connecticut considered “abnormally dry,” and because of that, two major water companies are asking customers to conserve water.

The areas considered “abnormally dry” include all of Hartford County, Tolland, Windham, and parts of the shoreline.

Connecticut Water and Aquarion Water Company are asking customers to restrict their water use. If the heat continues, some cities like Bristol are considering putting water restrictions in place in the next few weeks.

The water restriction is so there is enough water for drinking, sanitation and in case it’s needed to fight a fire.

Dry lawns are a common sight right now.

On Wednesday, Karin Hafner of Rocky Hill, said she decided it was time to give a little love to her outdoor flowers.

“I'm on my lunch break and I'm watering my plants and I'll probably take a quick swim in the pool afterward. I love summer,” Hafner said.

Water companies are asking people to avoid watering lawns, take shorter showers, don't wash cars or boats and repair water leaks around your home, during the water restriction.

“I agree with them. I try not to water constantly. I haven't watered these, they look a little droopy, in about three days,” Hafner said.

For people who have a well, the same conservation applies.

If air bubbles come out of your faucet, you might have a low water supply. You can always check with your city or town to see if they have an ordinance in place.

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