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Utility Releases New Water Conservation Regulations


Ridgewood Water has released its new permanent water regulations, affecting Glen Rock, Midland Park, Ridgewood and Wyckoff.

The new regulations are summarized below:

  • Two-day per week irrigation is permanent year round, including private wells:
    • Odd numbered addresses on Tuesday & Saturday
    • Even numbered addresses on Wednesday & Sunday
  • Restrict irrigation hours to limit water evaporation:
    • No irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • Automatic system use permitted only between 3:00 a.m. & 7:00 a.m.
  • Watering exemptions are offered for the use of smart controllers (must seek approval from Ridgewood Water Administration in Village Hall).
  • All automatic irrigation systems shall be equipped with an operational automatic rain sensor.
  • Approved uses of water, at any time, include:
    • pool filling
    • power washing
    • cleaning gutters
    • recreational use of sprinklers for children
    • hand-washing of vehicles

View the Conservation Ordinance, Water Saving Tips, and Frequently Asked Questions at http://water.ridgewoodnj.net.

Questions - Customer Service at 201-670-5520 or cswater@ridgewoodnj.net

To report non-compliant watering, please email reportwater@ridgewoodnj.net  or call 201-670-5500 ext. 271

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