More than 3/4 of an inch of rain has fallen since the Southington Water Department (SWD) issued mandatory water restrictions in late June. But with the annual rainfall still well below normal levels, officials are not ready to lift the restrictions.
“We’re still evaluating it here,” SWD Superintendent Fred Rogers said this afternoon. “The rainfall certainly helps, but there’s not much to report. It’s pretty much business as usual with the restrictions in place.”
Rogers stressed that his office continues to monitor a number of different factors, including rainfall, but experts are not comfortable enough to lift the ban at this time.
“I’m going to reevaluate it in a week or so,” said Rogers. “If we continue to get some rainfall, we could drop back to a voluntary restriction. But it’s too early to tell.”
Until further notice, the town continues to be under a mandatory restriction to conserve the water supply, and customers are limited in the amount of outside water use is permissible. Odd/Even watering allows residents with an even street number to water on even days of the month, while odd numbered residents are restricted to odd numbered days.
The same applies to washing cars, watering flowers, and any other non-essential outdoor uses.
For more information on how to conserve water please contact the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593.