September 03, 2015
CONSERVE DURING THE CURRENT DRY SPELL AND DURING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
MANALAPAN, NJ, September 2, 2015 – Officials from United Water Manalapan are strongly encouraging customers to use water wisely during this current and abnormally dry weather pattern which is predicted to last into at least the next week.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s National Weather Service, rainfall during the last few weeks has been well below average. The weather forecast continues to include extremely dry conditions with temperatures consistently in the mid to high 80s through the Labor Day holiday with little chance of rainfall.
“The Monmouth County area has experienced less precipitation than normally experienced this time of the year,” said Jim Mastrokalos, United Water’s Director of Operations. “With the holiday weekend approaching and families enjoying outdoor activities, we’re asking residents to take appropriate measures and conserve water as much as possible,” he added.
According to Mastrokalos, lawn irrigation systems have a significant impact on increased water demand. Just one lawn irrigation system uses about the same amount of water as five households. Outdoor water demands can result in up to 50 percent more water use throughout the United Water system.
United Water suggests these other useful water saving tips:
Water the lawn only as needed. To reduce evaporation, water in the cool morning hours and do not water on any windy days
Use a broom, not a hose, to clear debris from sidewalks
Set lawn mowers one notch higher. Longer grass allows less evaporation
If a car must be washed, use soap and water from a bucket
Cover pools to reduce evaporation
Flush toilets only when necessary
Add food coloring to tank water and check water in bowl in 15 minutes (do not flush). Color in the toilet bowl probably means there is a leak
Plug drains when washing and shaving and do not run water when brushing teeth
Plug drains before running water for baths, take shallow baths and keep showers short with pressure at low force
Store tap water in the refrigerator instead of cooling water by running the faucet and make only the amount of coffee, tea, etc. needed
“Conserving water is particularly important now and especially as our environmental needs are potentially upsetting the balance between water supply and demand,” Mastrokalos said.
About United Water
United Water Manalapan is a partnership between Manalapan Township and United Water. United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, providing water and wastewater services to nearly 6.7 million people in the United States. In addition to owning and operating 15 water and wastewater utilities, United Water operates 84 municipal water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ Environment.
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October 31, 2015
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