Due to the current heat wave hitting the state, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in the counties within its Central Operating region, including Middlesex County, to take additional steps to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later.
“Our systems are currently operating normally at expected capacity, but we are seeing a steep increase in demands across these counties,” said Tom Shroba, vice president of operations at New Jersey American Water in a press release. “Adopting an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering will have minimal impacts on the individual customer but will provide a significant relief in demand on our source of supply.”
Practicing odd/even watering now will help the company manage a finite supply of water, and New Jersey American Water customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens while saving some money on their water bills. The guidelines are provided below:
Odd/even guidelines are:
Additional tips and information on wise water use are available on New Jersey American Water’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com under Water Information.
Please click on the following link for a Star-Ledger article regarding the water conservation request: https://www.nj.com/hunterdon/2022/07/water-company-calls-for-restrictions-in-7-nj-counties-during-sweltering-heat-wave.html