DPH announces CT is "abnormally dry"
Please help conserve water to avoid drought
The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced that some of the state is "abnormally dry" due to recent high temperatures and low rainfall this summer. While we're not in an official "drought" status yet, the Glastonbury Health Department is encouraging all residents to conserve water. The tips below can help you make small changes in your home to help with water conservation efforts. Learn more about the "abnormally dry" conditions in the state by visiting www.drought.gov/drought/states/connecticut.
Water Conservation Tips
- Repair leaky faucets and toilets
- Consider replacing old equipment (like toilets, dishwahers and laundry machines)
- When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water
- Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes
- Only run the dishwasher or laundry machines when they're full
- Only use the garbage disposal when necessary (composting is a great alternative)
- Take short showers instead of baths
- Turn off the water to brush teeth, shave and soap up in the shower. Fill the sink to shave.
- Only water your lawn when necessary and keep your grass longer to improve moisture retention
For more of these helpful tips, please visit the EPA website.