WATER CONSERVATION RECOMMENDATION ~REMEMBER – EVERY DROP COUNTS
By the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Do not over-water lawns and landscaping. Watering two times per week for 20-30 minutes in early morning or early evening ensures that plants receive the most water while developing strong, healthy root systems. Make sure sprinklers and irrigation systems do not water during or immediately after a rain and are set to avoid wasting water on the street, driveway and sidewalk.
Use a hose with a hand-held nozzle to water flowers and shrubs.
Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth and shaving.
To save water in the home, fix leaky faucets and pipes.
Run washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
Install high-efficiency, water saving toilets, faucets and shower heads.
Use a broom to sweep the sidewalk, rather than a hose;
Use mulch and native plants to conserve water in the garden;
Use a rain barrel to capture water from a downspout to use later for watering gardens and plants;
Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation to water trees, gardens and flower beds.
More information on water conservation and water supply status in all of New Jersey’s drought regions can be found at www.njdrought.org
WATERING SCHEDULE JUNE 1-SEPTEMBER 30
6AM-9AM OR 7PM-10PM ONLY
Odd Numbered House & Business Addresses
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Even Numbered House & Business Addresses
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
NO WATERING ON MONDAYS