Local water agency and municipal officials have mandated that all outdoor watering with in-ground and above-ground landscape sprinklers will be restricted to two days a week, effective May 1. Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand-held watering will continue to be allowed.
Towns impacted by the water conservation ordinance are Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford. Watering restrictions previously imposed on the town of Norwalk have been lifted.
ELM’s water conservation team recommends managing commercial landscapes for consistent water savings, reducing watering needs by strategic plant practices (mulching, soil amendments, hydrogels, and proactively managing moisture-stress symptoms), converting underutilized turf areas to meadows, and exploring alternative technologies for irrigating overall.
Aquarion Water Company customers with new lawns or plantings, or with large properties, may apply for a variance to the restrictions beginning May 1.
To file a variance for your property, learn more about how twice-weekly watering affects your property, or have a discussion with our irrigation specialists on water-saving practices for your landscape, please contact ELM Vice President, Operations, Bruce Moore, Jr. at 203-316-5433, firstname.lastname@example.org.