Aquarion Water Company officials are advising people that swimming in Aquarion reservoirs is dangerous, illegal and considered trespassing, which is punishable by fines or arrest. “We want to remind people that our reservoirs are for public water supply and not swimming. Water level changes in our reservoirs are just one of many hazards that can cause serious injury or death. We want everyone to have a safe summer,” said Ralph Fensore, Aquarion’s Chief of Law Enforcement and Security.
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There seems to be a debate about whether Greenwich is taking water out of the ground faster than it can be replenished. Drought restrictions, for example, are being enacted about every three years, the Greenwich Time reported. Thomas R. Baptist, executive director and vice president of Audubon Connecticut and a veritable local water resources expert, says Greenwich is not taking water from the ground faster than it can be replenished. “Conserving water makes good sense, but Greenwich residents should not be misled to think that Greenwich groundwater use exceeds the rate of replenishment.” Click on this environmental headline for more of this story.
HARTFORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide limited immunity from lawsuits to municipalities that open their land to the public for recreational use.
It’s always prudent to take common sense precautions and not waste water, but there’s no reason to panic over the New Britain Reservoir’s drop in volume.
Connecticut Water is offering the Town of Plymouth the opportunity to purchase 177 acres of company-owned land. Located on North Street, the property features a pristine 39-acre reservoir that has not been used as a public drinking water supply since 1986.
It’s amazing how much the public’s actions can affect the water we use for essentials such as drinking and bathing. That was one of the primary lessons this intern learned during a summer as a Watershed Fund intern at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority.
PLYMOUTH — The Connecticut Water Co. is inviting the public to two open houses in September to view the North Street reservoir property that is up for sale. The town is interested in buying the 177-acre property, which includes a 39-acre reservoir. In May, the town applied for a $500,000 state grant to help with