With frigid conditions on their way this week coupled with strong winds, homeowners are encouraged to take a few simple steps to prevent damage to household water pipes caused by freezing. While customers commonly know that outdoor water pipes are subject to freezing and bursting during subzero temperatures, many are surprised to learn that pipes and water meters inside the home are often vulnerable to damage from freezing as well.
Persistent dry weather and continued drought conditions have prompted Connecticut Water Company to ask its customers across the state to step-up their voluntarily measures to conserve water. In July the company requested that all customers voluntarily reduce their water usage by 10% to extend the availability of existing supplies and to support the rivers and streams in the state.
More than 90% of customers say they are satisfied with Connecticut Water Company (CWC). Those are the findings in the most recent survey of Connecticut Water company customers conducted by an independent research firm. Great Blue Research, contacted over 600 Connecticut Water customers across the state, and found that the overall customer satisfaction index is 91.8%, up slightly from the previous survey done at the end of 2015. Connecticut Water surveys its customers each year, and the mid-year 2016 results are again considered to be ‘world class’ ratings.
The importance of water conservation is very evident this summer, as the State of Connecticut has experienced lower than average rainfall and a drought advisory was issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Come join the fun at the last youth fishing derby of the season at Shenipsit Lake on Saturday, August 20th from 8 a.m. to noon. The event, hosted by the Shenipsit Lake Association (SLA) and sponsored by Connecticut Water Company, is open to children ages 3 to 15. Participants will be divided into with two age groups, 3-8 and 9-15 to allow the little ones to get in on the fun.
Connecticut Water’s innovative Water Drop Challenge (WDC) has resulted in a savings of nearly 9 million gallons of water in the first half of 2016! The WDC is a voluntary water conservation program that provides a financial incentive for Connecticut Water customers who enrolled in the program and meet the targeted annual reduction in water use.