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Water company urges water conservation amid drought

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A water company is urging residents in four towns to continue conserving water as a result of a drought.

Aquarion Water Company issued the message on Thursday to customers in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

Customers were urged to not water lawns through Aug. 21.

It said it applies to irrigation systems, hose-end sprinklers and soaker hoses.

The company said it would be reminding customers over the phone.

“We are asking our customers in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien to continue to conserve water and reduce non-essential outdoor water use,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion president and CEO. “We have met with town and city officials and are in agreement that we need to work together to ensure that everyone in the area has the water they need, when they need it.”

Aquarion blamed below average rainfall and high water demand.

Compared to the same period last year, it said water levers in its reservoirs were below normal and continue to decline.

The state continues to be in a moderate drought, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For tips on how to conserve water, head to Aquarion's website here.

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