Pomperaug River Low‐Flow Operations Plan Public Notification

A notification for INCREASED AWARENESS has been issued related to low flows in the Pomperaug River in Southbury. This is the first of three possible action levels associated with low water flows that will have an impact on the aquatic health of the river.

Customers of the Heritage Village Water Company and those private well owners in the vicinity of the Pomperaug River are asked to:
•    Further review and implement the water conservation information found at https://www.epa.gov/watersense;
•    Minimize the use of all outdoor lawn water including the use of automated lawn sprinkling;
•    Limit the use of water for all other outdoor use.

The Town of Southbury’s First Selectman’s office has directed that all municipal buildings and operations comply with the above. Heritage Village Water Company officials are planning for and implementing, when feasible, the use of water from other water supplies not associated with the
Pomperaug River Aquifer. Our river needs your help. Thank you!

Pomperaug River Low‐Flow Operations Plan was developed through a collaborative effort of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, the Town of Southbury and the Heritage Village Water Company to reduce water use during low flow periods.  The plan calls for increasing levels of voluntary water conservation based on Pomperaug River flows.

The Plan uses three river flow threshold levels based on flow in the river and issues three corresponding action levels as follows:

 

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While the wise use of water should be practiced throughout the year, during times of low flow in the river your participation in the water conservation measures described within each Action Level will make an important difference. Thank you!

For more information on how you can take simple measures to significantly reduce your water consumption and help save on your water bills visit www.ctwater.com/conservation.