- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State officials have issued an amended emergency order to allow for the construction of a temporary pipeline to supply water to four Connecticut communities amid drought conditions.

The state Department of Public Health had declared a public water supply emergency in September for Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan.

The order allowed the Aquarion Water Company to divert water from other sources of supply to the towns.

The order issued Tuesday will allow Aquarion to divert from an additional source and build a temporary pipeline to provide for customers in those towns.

The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that approximately 86 percent of Connecticut is under severe drought conditions.

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