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NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Declares Statewide Drought Watch

Aug 10, 2022

New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette issued a statewide drought watch as of August 9, 2022, and is urging residents and businesses to conserve water.  The watch is intended to promote public awareness and appreciation of the stress upon water supply sources and encourage voluntary water conservation measures. If conditions do not improve, declaration of a drought warning or a drought emergency with mandatory water use restrictions may become necessary.

Please see below for some information regarding water conservation:

Due to the drier than usual weather, DEP has declared a statewide drought watch for New Jersey. During a drought watch, residents are asked to voluntarily conserve water to lessen the stress on our water systems. For more water conservation tips, visit 

Did you know the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day? In the summer, outdoor water use can more than double. To learn more about what you can do to conserve water, go to: #NewJersey #WaterConservation #Summer

Help New Jersey avoid a drought emergency this summer! Water is life and every drop counts 💧
🚩If you must water your lawn, water less than 2x per week
🚩Cover your pool when not in use
🚩Use a drip irrigation system
Check out for more water saving tips.

💤Let your lawn go to sleep 
🏖️Enjoy the extra time not mowing and go to the beach! 
You can do your part to help New Jersey conserve water during these dry months. Check out [] for lawn watering tips. #WaterConservation 

Water is a precious resource and a leaky faucet can waste as much as 2 gallons of water a day.
✔️Fix that faucet!
💧Conserve our water
💵Save some money
Check out for more water conservation tips. #NewJersey #WaterConservation #SummerTime #Faucet

During the summer, more than 30% of water demands needs come from outdoor use.👉 Make a big difference this summer:
👀Water deeply and less frequently
🌿Water roots not leaves
🏡No need to water your lawn more than twice a week
Help us conserve our most precious resource.

Water conservation is important all year long but it is especially important during a drought watch. Little drops have big impacts! Help preserve our most precious resource. Go to: for water saving tips. #NewJersey #WaterConservation #SummerTime