Drought Warning Lifted for Morris and Sussex Counties

Categories: community, News, Other, Uncategorized

NJ DEP has lifted the drought warning for all counties in the state except Hunterdon County¬†and Somerset County. Two reservoirs in Central Jersey — Round Valley and Spruce Run — which are the primary water supplies for these counties are only at 72 percent capacity and 69 percent capacity respectively.¬† Usually these reservoirs are at …

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Shower Better and Save

Categories: community, News, Other, Uncategorized

In light of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) drought warnings issued for both Morris and Sussex Counties, this is a great time to highlight the fact that October has been designated Shower Better Month by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program. Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water …

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Possible Drought Warning

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Mt. Arlington, News, Other, Roxbury

DROUGHT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN PART OF STATE The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has scheduled an Oct. 20 public hearing in anticipation of designating a formal drought warning for 12 counties in the northeastern, central and northern coastal regions of New Jersey, a step that will enable the DEP to work with …

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Going Green, Part 2

Categories: Going Green, News, Other

In the second installment of our “Green Tuesdays” (from St. Paddy’s to Earth Day), we’re focusing on water, in honor of World Water Day on Sunday, and how to teach the youngest among us to conserve water, which is not just an important resource for us, but a limited resource for many around the world. …

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