Hold your horses! It’s not actually a leak. The reservoir is just low.
Apparently the city’s reservoir had fallen past 60 percent capacity on Tuesday.
According to the Bristol Press, “The restriction calls for the odd/even watering system, which allows for properties with an even street number to water on even-numbered days of the month and properties with odd street numbers to water on odd-numbered days of the month. This applies to watering flowers or lawns, car washing or any other nonessential outdoor uses.”
As we all know, there has been a serious lack of rainfall in the state, and now we are seeing the repercussions.
We are all guilty of it. Running the sink to brush your teeth. Letting the shower warm up for a long time . Keeping the sink on while washing the dishes. the list goes on and on. However it’s things like this that have put us in a serious situation.
The Bristol Press goes on to say, “Under this system, the water department can discontinue service to customers who don’t adhere to the restriction.”
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I had the chance to call the non emergency number to our local police station as well as the Bristol Water Department and i asked them if i would be arrested if i was caught watering my lawn or washing my car. The short answer here was a big fat NO! However, if someone is caught doing these things the Bristol Water Department will come out to that house and tell the resident to not do so. The calls went on in saying that if we reach the point, water supply can be limited house to house. No, we are not at that point yet, but we are on the verge of it!
We all need to do our part here. Bristol Connecticut! I call to you! Be the men and woman I know you are, and help out this city by taking your part in conserving our water!
Granted our water supply is not as bad as California, but one day we might be…
Written By: Andrew Vallee, Host 10-3 Mon-Fri for the Bristol Beat
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