BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – As Connecticut remains under a drought advisory, Aquarion Water company has issued a mandatory watering ban for customers in a handful of communities on opposite sides of the state.

The company is asking customers in Stonington, Mystic, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien not to use outdoor watering devices such as sprinklers, irrigation systems and soaker hoses. The ban is in effect immediately and customers are being notified through automated phone calls, said Aquarion. The ban will be enforced at the local level, the company said.

Outdoor watering activities using a hand-held hose are not covered by the ban– at least for now.

“We are telling our customers to turn off their irrigation systems and sprinklers for the season,” said Aquarion CEO Charles V. Firlotte. “We are doing this to ensure that we have an adequate water supply for everyday use and fire protection.”

The last time the company imposed such a ban was 2010.


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