Aquarion all wet when it comes to drought

Connecticut’s water monopoly Aquarion at least according to one resident is wrong when it comes to the recent drought in the state.

On his social media page, Greenwich resident and lawyer Cort Wrotnowski has posted a video showing thanks to recent rains a main tributary of water is above capacity and not at drought stages.

The town of Greenwich, along with others, implemented a water ban last summer.

On October 12, 2016 the Stamford Advocate reported

“Some officials in Stamford and Greenwich are questioning whether the water company delayed declaring an emergency in the name of profits.

Stamford Rep. John Zelinsky called for an investigation into Aquarion’s response to the drought on Tuesday. He said he wanted representatives from the company to appear before the city’s Public Safety and Health Committee to answer why it took so long to declare an emergency when water levels had been low for months.”

Another official calling for action is Democratic Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo, which the paper reported, he “pointed out that Aquarion Water Company is a for-profit operation, which he said benefits from high consumption — a claim denied by company officials…”

More rain is expected in today’s forecast to further add to the resevoir levels.


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