(New Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Regional Water Authority is asking it’s customers to voluntarily conserve.

The New Haven-based company is the latest among several that have put out the request to it’s customers  in recent months in light of the prolonged dry spell and varying drought conditions.

The RWA says this weekend’s rain did little to overcome the drought.

Ted Norris, RWA vice president, says although their reservoir supplies are adequate, the lack of rain in the longterm forecast compelled to issue the advisory.

They’re asking customers to scale back water usage by 10 percent by, among other things, checking for dripping faucets, taking showers instead of baths, turning off water while brushing teeth, wash vehicles at car washes rather than at home, and doing only full loads of laundry.

The RWA serves 430,000 customers in 15 cities and towns, including New Haven, Hamden, East Haven, West Haven, and Milford.


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