VOORHEES – One or more New Jersey water utility is asking its people to conserve water in light of heat wave which includes sent temperatures and humidity well on the 90s.
New Jersey American Water encouraged odd/even watering (if house number is odd, water on odd-number date, etc) and conservation when activating the tap or faucet.
“We hope our Coastal area customers will voluntarily adopt conservation practices now to help alleviate problems with mandatory conservation at some point when the extreme hot, dry weather continues," Kevin Keane, senior director of Coastal operations said within a statement.
The get conservation was geared towards Nj-new jersey American Water customers inside the following municipalities:
Monmouth County: Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Bradley Beach Borough, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Fair Haven Borough, Freehold Township, Highlands Borough, Hazlet Township, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Interlaken Borough, Little Silver Borough, Loch Arbor Village, Long Branch City, Middletown Township, Monmouth Beach Borough, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township (including Ocean Grove), Ocean Township, Oceanport Borough, Red Bank Borough, Rumson Borough, Sea Bright Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough, Union Beach Borough, West Long Branch Borough,
Ocean County: Bay Head Borough, Brick Township, Dover Township, Lakewood Township, Lavallette Borough, and Mantoloking Borough.
No other regional Nj water utility has made an equivalent request but at the very least two local water suppliers have.
The Manchester Township Water Utility has requested users for their eastern service area along Route 37 and next to the Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst to store. Madison Borough in Morris County also made the request.
Manchester's utility had other water conservation suggestions which might be applicable anywhere:
- Use self-closing nozzles on all hoses
- Use a broom to comb your sidewalk or patio hose
- Run units and dishwashers provided that full
- Turn off faucets when not being used, such as while brushing the teeth or washing dishes
- Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation to water trees, gardens and flower beds