VOORHEES, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a
Drought Warning for the following 14 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson,
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic,
Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
The Drought Warning designation is an exercise of the DEP’s
non-emergency authority and aims to reduce the likelihood or severity of
an impending water shortage and/or water emergency. Under a Warning, the
DEP may direct actions to be taken by water suppliers that seek to
preserve and balance water supplies in the affected region(s).
During this period of diminished rainfall and lower reservoir storage
levels, New Jersey American Water encourages its customers to use
irrigation conservation measures and begin using an odd/even schedule
for outdoor watering.
“With our customers’ cooperation in conserving water, we can continue to
effectively manage our supplies to meet our customers’ needs,” said
Kevin Kirwan, vice president of Operations.
New Jersey American Water will continue to provide regular updates
regarding any additional conservation measures, as well as the overall
More water conservation tips are available at the New Jersey American
Water website at Wise
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK) is
the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. American Water is the largest and most
geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility
company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs
more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and
market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an
estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More
information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
New Jersey American Water
Judy Kelley, 856-782-2344