DROUGHT STATUS

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*4/12/17- Commissioner Martin listed the drought warning, but cited very important suggestions on how to save water, including:

  • Do not over-water lawns and landscaping. Two times per week for 30 minutes in the morning or late afternoon during drier periods is typically sufficient.
  • Use a hose with a hand-nozzle to water flowers and shrubs.
  • Avoid watering lawns and plants during the heat of the day, since much of this water will evaporate without helping your lawn.
  • See the full press release for details:

Commissioner Martin Lifts Drought Warning and Watch Advisories for Most of New Jersey

*1/2/17- NJ utilities look to curb spikes in water use

*10/21/16- Commissioner Martin signs administrative order designating drought warning for 14 counties in Northern, Central and Northern Coastal New Jersey.

*9/15/16- Drought warning considered. Click HERE.

*7/25/16- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch for most of northern New Jersey. Click HERE for the press release.

 

Resources:

Conservation

Water Saving Tips

NJDrought.org

Blue Guide for Water Conservation

Toilet Leak Detection Tablets

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