Summer Water Supply Advisory lifted
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 22:10
Following conservation requests that resulted from dry conditions last summer, a Stage IB Water Supply Advisory was put into effect to conserve water usage until ordinary levels had been reached.
UConn will continue to encourage the conservation of water around campus however, the advisory has recently been rescinded.
The advisory was originally issued on Aug. 7, 2012, after streamflows were noticed to be seasonally low after several months with dry conditions.
Recent rainfall has returned the water to normal levels, and current flow rates combined with forecasted rainfall and seasonal changes are the foundation for UConn’s decision to end the advisory.
In an email sent to UConn water system users, Director of Deferred Maintenance and Infrastructure Management Eugene Roberts expressed his thanks for the users’ efforts to conserve water during the drought period. He also made mention of his appreciation for their continued interest in reducing water consumption.
He expressed special thanks to the EcoHusky student outreach program, which made public service announcements, printed flyers, poster, banners and managed the EcoMadness annual conservation competition between dorms.
UConn will continue to promote and support the conservation of water for the best interests of the UConn community and its surrounding region.