NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council unanimously voted in favor of lifting the water restrictions for the Town of Newton after adopting Resolution#153-2015 nearly two years ago.

During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the council voted 5-0 to adopt the consent agenda, which included Resolution#65-2017, which lifts the water restrictions in Newton.

The resolution, which states that it was put into effect in September 2015 “due to the continued drop in water at Morris Lake, the Town of Newton imposed Water Restrictions effective September 17, 2015…”

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After almost two years of having the restrictions in place, the council felt that there was “no longer a need to impose water restrictions for the Town of Newton” since Morris Lake is currently five and a half inches above the top of the spillway.

The resolution was placed into effect upon the adoption on April 10, and the council encouraged residents and businesses to practice water conservation efforts.