STATE OF CONNECTICUT DROUGHT WORKING GROUP DECLARES STAGE 2 DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXIST IN ALL EIGHT COUNTIES
The State of Connecticut’s Interagency Drought Working Group has declared that all eight Connecticut counties are experiencing Stage 2 Drought conditions due to precipitation across the state being below normal. Under the state’s drought plan adopted in 2018, Stage 2 identifies an emerging drought event, potentially impacting water supplies, agriculture, or natural ecosystems. Residents should be mindful of their water consumption and take sensible steps to reduce impacts on other water uses and on the environment as an early step to mitigate the potential for harm should the drought become prolonged.
Residents and businesses across the state are being asked to voluntarily take the following measures to aid in minimizing future drought impact:
• Reduce automatic outdoor irrigation
• Postpone the planting of any new lawns or vegetation
• Minimize overall water use by fixing leaky plumbing and fixtures
• Follow any additional conservation requests issued by water suppliers or municipalities