Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Get outdoors Tuesday night at the Family Night at the Bandstand, in Milford Town Park.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. The weather will be great Tuesday night for the scheduled Family Night at the Bandstand. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and features the Fantasy Big Band. 2. Starting Tuesday, customers of Milford Water Company will be subject to strengthened outdoor watering restrictions. Only a hand-held hose can be used to water plantings and grass, and then for only an hour. The watering is allowed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily, until further notice. 3. The repainting of Milford Town Hall has started, with workers scraping the rear of the building Monday. Workers will be seen on…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Effective Tuesday, Milford customers of the Milford Water Co. can only use a hand-held hose or watering can to water outdoor plantings.
The Milford Water Company has strengthened outdoor watering restrictions, advising customers that they may only water outdoor plantings using a hand-held hose. The watering restriction means that customers can only water outdoors between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., when water is less likely to evaporate. And customers can only water with hand-held devices, for no more than an hour. The Stage III restrictions do not apply to people who water with wells. The restrictions take effect Tuesday and will remain in effect until further notice. David Condrey, general manager of the Milford Water Co., cited the recent heat wave and lack of precipitation. "We all appreciated the lack of snow this winter, but the downside is the effect on water supplies …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A "Stage 2" water ban is expected to remain in place for Milford Water customers through the summer.
Customers of Milford Water Company will be told to restrict their outdoor watering for a second spring and summer, preventing people from using irrigation systems during peak hours. The so-called Stage 2 water ban requires customers to limit outside watering to alternate days, and off-peak hours, to prevent evaporation. The water use is restricted to before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Customers are encouraged to use hand-held hoses or watering cans, said David Condrey, the general manager of the Milford Water Company. The utility company adopted the Stage 2 restrictions last summer. Condrey said keeping the conservation measures in place should prevent the need to take more restrictive steps. (In a full-blown drought, or Stage 4, all outdoor …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The instinct in a heat wave might be to run for a water hose, and turn on the sprinklers, but that will not help conserve water. The Milford Water Co. is asking customers to adhere to outdoor restrictions.
Milford residents can still water outdoors during the heatwave, but the Milford Water Company is asking people to adhere to the existing conservation rules. In other words, use outdoor water only on odd-even days, based on your address, and between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. The Water Company is spreading that message electronically, through a display board at Middle School East. The complete requirements for what is called a Stage 2 Water Conservation program are on the company website. Brown water, experienced this month by water customers, is partly the result of increased water usage. The company is asking its customers to voluntarily limit their outdoor watering.