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Posted on: August 12, 2022

DEP Issues Statewide Drought Watch

After weeks of very little precipitation, New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn LaTourette issued a statewide drought watch as of August 9. The administration is urging residents and businesses to conserve water as persistent dry and hot conditions continue to stress water supplies throughout the state.
 A drought watch is the first in the State’s three-stage drought advisory system. The declaration of a drought watch does not impose any mandatory restrictions on water use, but instead is meant to sow awareness and appreciation of the stress upon water supply sources and encourage voluntary water conservation measures. If conditions do not improve, a declaration of a drought warning or drought emergency may be issued, which would bring about mandatory water use restrictions.
For additional information on the status of New Jersey’s water supplies, please visit the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s website, where you can also find information regarding water conservation efforts.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel,, 609-695-3481, x137. 

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