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Southington imposes mandatory water restrictions

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SOUTHINGTON -- The Southington Water Department is implementing a mandatory water restriction, the town announced Wednesday.

The move aims to "conserve water supply during the unusual warm weather conditions and lack of rain-fall," the Southington Police Department posted on their Facebook page.

Customers must limit the amount of outside water use and adhere to an odd/even watering schedule. That means properties with an even street number can water on even days of the month and odd street numbers can water on odd days of the month. This also applies to washing cars and watering flowers.

For more information on how to conserve water please contact the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593.

Monday, the state Department of Public Health issued a drought advisory. According to DPH, the state is down as much as six inches of rain over the past 90 days, straining water systems.

The last drought advisory was issued in 2010; before that, advisories were issued in 2002 and 2007. If conditions decline, a drought watch would be issued.