This is to provide you with advance notice that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has scheduled a public hearing concerning degraded water supply conditions in the counties comprising the Northeast, Central, and Coastal North drinking-water-supply regions. The public notice, which will also be posted on the DEP’s web site, is attached for your information.
The public hearing will be held on October 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Millburn Free Public Library main auditorium, located at 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, Essex County. The purpose of the hearing will be to present the current status of water supply conditions and afford the public, including water suppliers and other interested parties, an opportunity to provide input on related issues.
Also, the Drought Watch that is currently in place in twelve northern NJ counties has been expanded to cover Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties. Three southeastern counties – Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland - remain classified as “normal” in terms of water supply conditions.