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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Friday October 21st, 2016 :: 05:43 p.m. EDT

Advisory

NJDEP Issues Drought Warning for Bergen County

<p>The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Drought Warning for Northern New Jersey and we urge residents to conserve water.</p>

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<p><strong>What does a </strong>&ldquo;<strong>drought warning</strong><strong>&rdquo; mean?</strong></p>

<p>A drought warning represents a non-emergency phase of managing available water supplies during the developing stages of drought, and falls between the Watch and Emergency levels of drought response.&nbsp;&nbsp; The goal of the drought warning is to preserve and balance available water supplies in an effort to avert more serious water shortages in the future.&nbsp; The Warning also elevates the need for residents and businesses in impacted counties to reduce their water use.&nbsp; While mandatory water use restrictions are <strong>not</strong> imposed under a Warning, the general public is strongly urged to use water sparingly in affected areas.</p>

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<p>The Borough offers the following tips to reduce water use:</p>

<ul>
<li>At this time of year, it is appropriate to let your lawns go dormant.</li>
<li>Turn sprinkler systems off automatic timers.</li>
<li>Use a hose with a hand-held nozzle to water flowers and shrubs, or let them go dormant.</li>
<li>Use a broom to sweep the sidewalk, rather than a hose.</li>
<li>Wash vehicles with a bucket and do not run the hose more than necessary, or use a commercial car wash that recycles water.</li>
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<p>For more state water supply status information and to view the Administrative Order, visit: www.njdrought.org&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For more detailed information on water conservation technologies and interesting facts, visit:</p>

<p>www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htm&nbsp;</p>

Address/Location
Fair Lawn Emergency Management
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-796-1700

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