Drought Watch Issued for New Jersey – Residents Urged to Conserve Water

August 9, 2022

The State of New Jersey is in Drought Watch as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state.

If conditions do not improve, declaration of a drought warning or a drought emergency with mandatory water use restrictions may become necessary. Voluntary conservation measures during a Drought Watch can help to avoid more serious and restrictive drought conditions.

Please click on the button below for the Drought Watch Notice from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Also below are graphics and a video from NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette.