GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Reservoir levels in Greenwich are among the lowest in Connecticut, and residents and businesses are making a real effort to conserve.
Though there has been a bit of rain here and there, it has not been enough to replenish Greenwich’s dwindling water supply, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported. According to conservation director Denise Savageau, the town’s reservoir levels are currently only at around 26 percent — far below normal.
“It’s lower than we’ve ever seen them,” Savageau said.
Savageau says resident efforts to conserve water have been excellent through the dry spell, with town-wide water consumption dropping by more than 10 million gallons a day.
“I would say compliance is in the 90-95 percent of people doing everything they need to do and more,” Savageau said. “So we’ve been very pleased, and it actually has saved us from getting into more extreme restrictions.”
The town imposed water use restrictions in late September. Savageau says the town must continue their efforts through the winter months.
It’s the first time in 15 years that has happened.