Extended Heat Wave Calls for Conserving Water Supply
July 02, 2018 at 17:39 PM EDT
Given the current series of hot dry days the region is experiencing, New Jersey American Water is asking that customers in its Monmouth and Ocean County service areas take additional steps to conserve water, and at the same time save some money on their water bills.
“In addition to the voluntary odd/even schedule for outdoor irrigation that is currently in place, we strongly encourage our customers to consider conservation when turning on the tap, faucet or hoses as our region undergoes this latest round of hot dry weather,” said Kevin Keane, senior director of Coastal operations, New Jersey American Water. “We hope that our Coastal area customers will voluntarily adopt conservation practices now to help prevent mandatory conservation in the future if the extreme hot, dry weather continues.”
The request for conservation is specifically for New Jersey American Water customers in the following municipalities:
In Monmouth County: Aberdeen Township, Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Bradley Beach Borough, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Fair Haven Borough, Freehold Township, Highlands Borough, Hazlet Township, Holmdel Township, Howell Township, Interlaken Borough, Little Silver Borough, Loch Arbor Village, Long Branch City, Middletown Township, Monmouth Beach Borough, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township (including Ocean Grove), Ocean Township, Oceanport Borough, Red Bank Borough, Rumson Borough, Sea Bright Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough, Union Beach Borough, West Long Branch Borough,
In Ocean County: Bay Head Borough, Brick Township, Dover Township, Lakewood Township, Lavallette Borough, and Mantoloking Borough.
Here are a few easy tips to save water and money:
“This will help us manage a finite supply of water. With some minor changes, customers can be a part of our commitment to conserving our most precious resource, because every drop counts,” said Kevin Keane, senior director of Coastal Operations.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.