Bristol Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

The city of Bristol issued mandatory water restrictions Tuesday.

In a press release, the city announced that reservoirs have declined to below 60 percent from a lack of rain this season.

The Bristol Water Department is requiring residents to limit any outside water use and to follow the department’s policy on odd/even watering – meaning properties with even number water on even days of the month, and properties with odd numbers water on odd days of the month. These restrictions also apply to washing cars, watering flowers, and any other non-essential outdoor water use.

The water department has the right to discontinue service to any customer that refuses to acknowledge the restrictions and is “jeopardizing the safety and integrity of the water supply.”

Anyone with questions can contact the Bristol Water Department at (860) 582-7431 or visit the Water Department website.

Much of Connecticut is experiencing a drought. Earlier this month, Aquarion issued a mandatory water ban for Mystic, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien and Stonington.

The state's rain deficit has been hurting local farmers and threatening their crops, including Christmas tree and pumpkin farms.

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