Twice-Weekly Sprinkler Irrigation Schedule

Responsible Watering Starts Here

For Customers in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Stamford and Westport

Drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand-held watering are allowed at any time. Some residential and commercial customers may qualify for a variance from the schedule. Learn about our variance programs below.













Having a beautiful lawn and garden doesn’t mean you need to use a lot of water.

But homes with automatic sprinkler irrigation systems often use large volumes of water -- about 40% more than homes without the systems. All that water can even harmful to healthy lawns and gardens.

That’s why Aquarion worked with state and local officials to develop a twice-weekly, mandatory irrigation schedule in six towns where outdoor water usage is especially high. Customers in those towns are now saving millions of gallons of water each year. Please help your community maintain its water-efficiency by following the mandatory schedule for your in-ground and above ground sprinkler irrigation. You may use drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand-held watering at any time.


Learn how landscapes can thrive on twice-weekly watering (or even less). Check out the information sheets below.
Find answers to your questions here.
Submit Anonymous Watering Violation.













Aquarion Variance Programs:
Thank you for inquiring about the Aquarion Irrigation Variance Programs and conserving water. The variance programs are closed for the 2019 season and will reopen for applications on April 1, 2020.


Learn more


Water-Smart Landscapes





UCONN - Water Conservation in Connecticut Landscapes





UCONN - Water Conservation Practices: Landscape Irrigation





UCONN - Best Management Practices: Turfgrass Irrigation




Cultural Practices for Water Conservation: Landscape Plantings



Cultural Practices for Water Conservation: Turfgrass


Drought Tolerant Annuals and Perennials


Water Efficiency Management Guide Landscaping and Irrigation