|Fourteen NJ counties have been escalated from a drought watch to warning, and four counties remain at drought watch status because of persistent low rainfall, approximately 13 inches below normal.
Drought Warning: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren
Drought Watch: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
Normal: Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May counties
Please ask your municipal officials and public works departments to skip lawn watering and post the drought watch declaration on your municipal website and community bulletin boards.
ANJEC recommends water conservation throughout the Garden State. Groundwater sources and streams are classified as moderately, severely or extremely dry for the entire state.
Please conserve water by:
Ask Governor Christie to release the Water Supply Plan
Christie sits on water plan as N.J.’s drought affects drinking water
Join the SaveH2OCoalition’s efforts and sign the petition to the Governor at: http://www.saveh2onj.org/sign-the-petition/
Thank you for your conservation efforts!
Jennifer M. Coffey