BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Customers in the Tower Division of Gales Ferry HAS BEEN LIFTED

Samples taken yesterday after the scheduled water outage came back negative for bacteria.  Your water is safe to drink.  Thank you for your patience.





On October 5, 2020 the Connecticut State Interagency Drought Workgroup increased the drought status for New London County to Stage 3 – Moderate Drought.  The highest drought stage is Stage 5.  


Residents and businesses in Stage 3 locations are urged to:


• End irrigation of established lawns and limit other outdoor water uses;

• Prepare for using alternative water sources in the event wells, farm ponds, fire suppression supplies, or other critical water sources become depleted;

• Avoid burning in or near woodlands or brushlands, and obey any municipal or state orders for outdoor burning bans; and

• For those on private wells, limit water use to only essential needs to reduce the chance of well depletion (see guidance for private well users).


Mandatory Water Use Restrictions – Montville Manor


Due to ongoing drought conditions in Southeastern Connecticut the wells serving the Montville Manor Subdivision are no longer able to keep up with the current outdoor water usage demands in Montville Manor.  As a result the Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA) is implementing Mandatory Water Use Restrictions.  In an effort to conserve water resources available in the area, the following water use restrictions are in place for all customers served by the Montville Manor Water system:


a)  The use of automatic sprinkler systems is prohibited.  Outdoor watering is restricted to bucket, can, or hand held hose watering with automatic shutoff nozzle. 

b)  The washing or cleaning of streets, driveways, sidewalks or other impervious areas is prohibited. 

c)  Car or vehicle washing is prohibited.

d)  No operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system.

e)  Do not top off or fill swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs, spas, and jacuzzis using tap water. 


These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.  SCWA appreciates the cooperation of our customers throughout this drought period. 


Looking forward; in an effort to preclude future conservation notices, SCWA is planning a project to interconnect the Montville Manor to another water system which has excess capacity.  We are hoping to have this project designed, approved by the State, and under construction within 2 years.



This is Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority with an important message for all residents and businesses located in Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority Service Areas. We have licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information. 


We encourage you to go to, click on the CodeRED logo, or text SCWA Alerts to 99411 from your mobile phone, and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, to ensure all of the data in our system is accurate and current.


If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in a Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority Service Area please encourage them to visit the SCWA website, or text SCWA Alerts from their mobile phone and enter their information.


If you do not have Internet access, please contact SCWA directly at 860-464-0232 for assistance. 

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Gales Ferry, CT 06335


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