Despite the recent rainfall, South Norwalk Electric and Water has reached the second stage in its drought response plan, the Drought Watch. The continued lack of significant beneficial rain coupled with a high water demand has SNEW reservoir levels at 41%, triggering the Drought Watch. The agency has customers in the Silvermine section of Wilton.
The Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup issued a drought advisory for the state earlier this summer and Connecticut’s drought condition has been classified by the National Weather Service as moderate to severe. The continued lack of rainfall in the forecast is expected to contribute to this drought condition.