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Denville Township declares water emergency

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Denville Township implemented and will strictly enforce mandatory water restrictions for all residential and commercial properties for outdoor water usage pursuant to Section 565-41 of the General Code of the township, authorities said.

These restrictions went into effect on Monday and will remain in effect for 90 days unless repealed or extended, authorities said.

The mandatory water restrictions are necessary to ensure an adequate water supply for water customers and fire protection services while the township’s primary water tank is taken off line for repairs and refurbishment, authorities said.

According to the contractor, the water tank refurbishment process will last approximately 60 to 90 days during which time the water tank, which normally holds a maximum of 1.25 million gallons of water, will be emptied.

The provisions of the water restrictions are as follows:

  • Persons or businesses having even house numbers shall be permitted outside water use on even number days and those having odd house numbers on odd days. Outdoor water usage shall include the watering of lawns, shrubs, ornamental plants, etc., as well as the washing of automobiles, trucks, ATVs, boats, etc. Based upon a review of the water supply and water reserves after these restrictions are instituted, the Township reserves the right to change this to a complete prohibition on outdoor water use.
  • The restrictions shall apply to the entire Township, excluding properties served by a private well. All residents and business are urged to voluntarily observe and implement indoor water conservation measures as well.

Those property owners who violate the above water restrictions shall be subject to a municipal summons, along with a fine and penalties associated therewith, authorities said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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