New Jersey American Water Requests Odd/Even Water in Five Central New Jersey Counties

Press Release
CAMDEN, N.J. – JULY 20, 2022

Due to the current heat wave hitting the state, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in the following counties within its Central Operating region to take additional steps to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later.

  • Hunterdon
  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Somerset
  • Union

This is in addition to the voluntary odd/even conservation request issued in the company’s Monmouth and Ocean County service areas on July 15.

“Our systems are currently operating normally at expected capacity, but we are seeing a steep increase in demands across these counties,” said Tom Shroba, vice president of operations at New Jersey American Water. “Adopting an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering will have minimal impacts on the individual customer but will provide a significant relief in demand on our source of supply.”

Practicing odd/even watering now will help the company manage a finite supply of water, and New Jersey American Water customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens while saving some money on their water bills. The guidelines are provided below:

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