DENVILLE, NJ-- Hot summer temperatures and the absence of significant rainfall during the past several weeks have created a higher than normal demand for water in our community.

At the current rate of utilization, the Township may be at risk of exceeding its monthly water allocation limits as established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as well as the bulk purchase contract limits for the water purchased from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA).

Historical data suggests that approximately 65% of water consumption in the summer months is dedicated for outdoor use.

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Therefore, effective August 1, the Township of Denville shall implement & enforce mandatory water restrictions for all residential and commercial properties for outdoor water usage pursuant to §15-13.2 of the Denville Township Code. The declaration shall remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless cancelled earlier. The provisions of the water restrictions shall be as follows:

Persons or businesses having even house numbers shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd house numbers on odd days. Outdoor water usage shall include the watering of lawns, shrubs, ornamental plants, etc. as well as the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc.

The restrictions apply to the entire Township, including properties served by private wells, but excluding properties served by another municipal water system. Properties served by another municipal water system shall be bound by restrictions imposed by their water provider.

All residents and business are urged to voluntarily observe and implement indoor water conservation measures as well.