Irrigation Variances

Irrigation variances may be granted for the following conditions:

  1. New Construction and / or Re-landscaping - sites with new vegetative cover and the twice per week water irrigation restriction may not be adequate to support the newly planted plantings / lawn. No variances will be issued during July and August (*see exceptions below).
  2. Large Irrigation Systems - this is for very large properties where the system cannot water the entire property within the two-day per week program.

Aquarion Variance Programs

Thank you for inquiring about the Aquarion Variance Program and conserving water.

Variance Procedures

For Properties Serviced by Aquarion Water Company

Applications for variances for properties serviced by the Aquarion Water Company should go to their website.

*During the summer months (July and August) Aquarion will not accept variance requests unless it is determined by Town of Greenwich staff that it is necessary. Establishing a new vegetative cover is not recommended during this time due to the high rate of evaporation and sparse precipitation. Exceptions are limited to new construction sites, where soil stabilization is needed to protect water resources and where this is needed to complete a CO. These exceptions do not apply to landscaping or lawn replacement not associated with a building permit. Contact Conservation staff at for all variances during this time.

For Properties Serviced by Private Wells

Application for variances for properties serviced by private wells should be made to the Greenwich Conservation Commission. Aleksandra Moch and Sarah Coccaro are the staff contacts for all variances.