Voluntown Is Experiencing Stage 2 Drought Conditions

Posted July 14, 2022, updated July 18, 2022

Today Governor Lamont approved a recommendation by the Interagency Drought Workgroup to declare that all eight counties in CT are experiencing Stage 2 (out of 5) drought conditions due to below normal precipitation conditions across the state.

Read the full press release here. 

How Do I Know if My Well Water Supply is Running Low?

Indicators that your well water supply is having trouble keeping up with demand for water in your house
may include:
• If your well pump turns on more frequently than normal. You are more likely to realize this is
happening if your well pump is not located deep inside the well. Some well pumps are located in a
crawl space or basement.
• If you notice frequent fluctuation of the pressure gauge on your storage tank. This is possibly
indicating short cycling of a submersible pump located deep inside your well.
• If you are experiencing water surges or a complete loss of water from your taps.
• If you experience a drop in water pressure.
• If the water quality becomes cloudy, turbid, or, silty.

Residents should be taking measures to reduce their water usage. See the image below for more information on where water can be saved.

For more information on your well water and low precipitation and drought conditions visit:  Guidelines for Private Well Users in times
of Drought or Low Precipitation

For more information regarding private wells for well owners, visit the CT Department of Public Health Private Wells Program website page.