A State drought watch has been issued for Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

A drought watch is an official request for voluntary water conservation. Please ask your municipal officials and public works departments to skip lawn watering and post the drought watch declaration on your municipal website and community bulletin boards.

ANJEC recommends water conservation throughout the Garden State. Groundwater sources and streams are classified as moderately, severely or extremely dry for the remainder of the state outside of the drought watch area.
http://njdrought.org/status.html

Please conserve water by:

  • Forgoing lawn watering or watering lawns and outdoor plants no more than 2-3 times per week for no more than 30 minutes. This allows the soil to absorb the water and enables roots to grow more deeply, which encourages drought tolerance;
  • Never water during the heat of the day, as this promotes evaporation and leads to water waste; water in early morning hours instead.
  • For more water saving tips, visit: http://www.sjwatersavers.org/tips-and-resources1.html

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Join the SaveH2OCoalition’s efforts and sign the petition to the Governor at: http://www.saveh2onj.org/sign-the-petition/

Thank you for your conservation efforts!

Most sincerely,
Jennifer M. Coffey

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