Manchester, Connecticut

Water Supply Status


As of June 12, 2017, the Water Department's reservoirs are at 104.4% percent capacity

Please check back regularly to see the latest water level status. Also use the Customer Information link for Press Releases and additional information .

Please note that the Globe Hollow Reservoir usually appears to be full as all of the other town reservoirs (Buckingham, Howard, Lydall 1 and 2, Porter and Risley) feed into it, along with two groundwater wells.

Drought Contingency Plan

Alert - 80 percent of reservoir capacity. At this phase, the Department closely monitors reservoir capacities and implements its resource management plan. The water capacity is brought to the attention of the citizens through press releases.

Advisory - 70 percent of reservoir capacity. The Department continues to follow its water resource management plan and requests voluntary conservation measures on the part of the citizens (usually outdoor water use).

Emergency Phase I - 60 percent of reservoir capacity. The Department requests mandatory use restrictions (typically a ban on outdoor water use - a 10% reduction).

Emergency Phase II - 40 percent of reservoir capacity. The Department requests a mandatory 10 percent reduction in indoor water consumption. All outdoor water use is banned. A public relations campaign is initiated to identify methods to accomplish the required reductions (total use reduction 20%). Enforcement actions will need to be taken.

Emergency Phase III - 30 percent of reservoir capacity. The Department requests a mandatory 20 percent (10 percent + 10 percent) reduction in indoor water consumption. Outdoor use is still banned. Overall minimum 30% use reduction is required. A public relations campaign is initiated to identify methods to accomplish the required reductions. Additional mandatory percent reductions in indoor water use may be required by the Department based upon continued reductions in reservoir levels. Enforcement actions will need to be taken.