Harding Advisories/Notices

10/24/2016 - NJDEP Commission Martin Signs Administrative Order Designating Drought Warning for 14 Counties, including Morris

On October 21, 2016, NJDEP declared a Drought Warning for 14 Counties, including Morris County, due to ongoing precipitation deficits and deteriorating water-supply conditions, particularly storage levels in reservoirs.  The Drought Warning press release is accessible via the following link:  http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2016/16_0102.htm.

Mandatory restrictions imposed by the State of New Jersey are not currently in effect. 

The DEP offers the following tips to reduce water use:

  • At this time of year, it is appropriate to let your lawns go dormant.
  • Turn sprinkler systems off automatic timers.
  • Use a hose with a hand-held nozzle to water flowers and shrubs, or let them go dormant.
  • Use a broom to sweep the sidewalk, rather than a hose.
  • Wash vehicles with a bucket and do not run the hose more than necessary, or use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  • To save water at home, fix leaky faucets and pipes. Consider replacing your toilet with a low-flow version; this can save around 11,000 gallons per year.
  • Upgrade your showerhead to low-flow versions, which can save some 7,700 gallons per year.
  • Upgrade your faucets or install faucet aerators; this can save some 16,000 gallons per year.

For more state water supply status information and to view the Administrative Order, visit: www.njdrought.org

For more detailed information on water conservation technologies and interesting facts, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htm