Outdoor Watering Restrictions Could be Lifted Soon for NJAW Customers
An update from the water company says it will discuss with the DEP an "incremental lift" of outdoor watering restrictions, which have been imposed on customers since last weekend.
Good news for all the browning lawns and wilting hydrangeas in certain parts of Monmouth County: The outdoor watering restrictions that have been imposed upon New Jersey American Water customers since last weekend could begin to be lifted on Saturday.
According to an update released by the water company on Friday, with production capacity restored and "transmission capacity to the Middletown zone nearing completion," officials are considering a gradual lifting of restrictions that have left lawns parched since a June 29 water main break in Lincroft.
The update, issued by Kevin Watsey, government affairs manager for NJAW, stated that officials "plan to discuss with NJDEP an incremental lift of water use restrictions for NJAW customers beginning on July 7."
The update also indicates that a rise in water demand from Thursday into Friday, coupled with three consecutive days of sunny skies and over 90-degree temperatures, "supports a careful and incremental approach to lifting outdoor water use restrictions for NJAWC customers.