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Conn. Drought Prompts Water Restrictions

Lawn Sprinkler
Water customers are asked to stop using sprinklers.

Water restrictions have been put in place for Greenwich, Stamford, Dairen, New Canaan, and Westport, Connecticut, because of the third drought of the year.

Aquarion, in consultation with the state, has instituted a mandatory irrigation ban meaning that sprinkler systems and hose-end sprinklers are not to be used.

Aquarion also wants customers to conserve water by limiting baths and only washing full loads of laundry and dishes.

Terry Sheridan is an award-winning audio journalist. As part of his duties as Senior Director of News and Education, he developed a unique and award-winning internship program with the Stony Brook University School of Communications and Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor. He also mentors graduate fellows from the Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Communication, Media, and the Arts.