Greater Danbury: No water? Here’s where you can take a shower
With many homes still without power following Tuesday’s storm, towns in the greater Danbury area have started opening up places where members of the public can take a shower.
The showers at Bethel Middle School, 600 Whittlesey Drive, have been open to the public since Friday. The showers continue to be available Monday and Tuesday with the hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m., according to the town’s Facebook page.
Visitors are asked to enter at the back of the school and follow the signs.
Newtown High School’s showers are being made available to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visitors are to enter the school at 12 Berkshire Road through the rear entrance nearest the gym and locker rooms. The entrance is accessed by driving past the main school entrance and circling down to the right.
Showers have been made available to residents at the Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road, as of Sunday. Starting Monday, the showers will be open daily from 5 to 10 p.m.
Eversource outages by town
As of 10 a.m. Friday:
As of 9 a.m. Sunday:
As of Monday, showers are available in the main YMCA building on Huckleberry Hill Road from noon to 3 p.m. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken at check-in.
“We are grateful to the YMCA for being a community partner during this time,” said First Selectman Steve Dunn.
On Friday, Dunn said the town was pushing Eversource to restore power to the YMCA, which had “agree, kindly, to offer their facilities for showers.”
Showers at the Kent Welcome Center on Railroad Street are available as of Sunday. The normally coin-operated showers have been modified so they are now free of charge.
“There are quarters on top of the coin-op machine to use so that the shower will turn on, but the coin-catch is open so they come back out. Please put the coins back on top of the machine for the next person,” the town announced Sunday evening.
Mayor Pete Bass announced Monday that New Milford High School, 388 Danbury Road, will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people to shower. Residents must wear a mask and enter at the athletic entrance, though they can take their masks off in the locker room.
Showers are available at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road, this weekend — 8 am. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required. Click here to sign up.
All visitors must wear masks when entering and exiting the building.
This list is being updated.