The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has placed 14 counties in North, Central and Northern Coastal New Jersey under a drought warning due to ongoing precipitation deficits and deteriorating water-supply conditions, particularly storage levels in reservoirs.
The goal of the drought warning is to preserve and balance available water supplies in an effort to avert more serious water shortages in the future. The warning also reinforces the need for residents and businesses in impacted counties to conserve water.
Millburn Township strongly encourages all residents to eliminate unnecessary water use and is offering a limited supply of toilet leak detection tablets at the Customer Service desk in Town Hall to help residents do their part to conserve. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day, and a quick and easy fix can save you money and our community’s vital water supplies. Here are a few additional tips to save water:
- Don’t let the faucet run while brushing, shaving or washing the dishes.
- Run your washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
- Install water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators.
- Fix leaky faucets.
- Don’t wash your car at home – a car wash uses less water and recycles it, too.
- With the end of the growing season, be sure to turn off automatic lawn and garden sprinkler systems.
For more state water supply status information and to view the Administrative Order, visit: www.njdrought.org
For more information on ways to conserve water, visit www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htm
Click HERE for more information regarding the 2016 Drought Warning