"The situation in our reservoir systems is becoming more critical, with some systems dropping to half their capacity or less," Commissioner Martin said. "It is vital that every resident and business step up efforts to voluntarily reduce water use in the hopes of averting a water emergency and mandatory restrictions."
How Can I Help?
The Borough of Madison strongly encourages all residents to eliminate unnecessary water use and is offering a limited supply of toilet leak detection tablets at The Hartley Dodge Building, 50 Kings Road, to help residents to their part to conserve. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day, and a quick and easy fix can save you money and our community's vital water supplies.
6 Simple Tips to Save Water
Don't let the faucet run while brushing, shaving or washing the dishes.
Run your washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
Install water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators.
Fix leaky faucets.
Don't wash your car at home - a car wash ues less water and recycles it, too.
With the end of the growing season, be sure to turn off automatic law and garden sprinkler systems.
For more state water supply status information and to view the Administrative Order, visit: NJDrought.org
For more information on ways to conserve water, visit NJDEP Water Supply